'Boyz n the Hood' star Jessie Lawrence Ferguson found dead at his home at the age of 77

According to the actor's son, his demise is a surprise because Ferguson seemed healthy in the days leading up to his death


                            'Boyz n the Hood' star Jessie Lawrence Ferguson found dead at his home at the age of 77

Actor Jessie Lawrence Ferguson has died at the age of 77. The Bronx, New York native reportedly passed away on Friday night unexpectedly at his home in Palmdale, California.

Jessie Lawrence Ferguson in 'Boyz N The Hood' (Image: Twitter)

The actor is best known for playing a dirty police officer in the 1991 popular drama 'Boyz n the Hood'. His first major role was in 'Starsky and Hutch' in 1979. He is also known for his roles in John Carpenter's 'Prince of Darkness' and Sam Raimi's 'Darkman'. He has also had roles in 'Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All', 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension', 'All Night Long' and 'The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh'.

Ferguson's son told TMZ that he found his father in his bed with the TV on. What made his death a shock was that Ferguson seemed healthy in the days leading up to his death, his son said.

While there is no word on the official cause of the death, police have already deemed that nothing suspicious was found at the scene.

News of his death came just days after 'Boyz n the Hood' director John Singleton suffered a stroke. He has been in a coma in the ICU for the last 10 days.

Director John Singleton attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)