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Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, the actor who played the dirty cop in "Boyz n the Hood," is dead ... TMZ has learned.
Jessie's son, Jace, tells us ... he died Friday night at their home in Palmdale, California. Jace says he found his dad next to his bed with the TV on, and it comes as a shock because he was spry and seemed healthy in the days leading up to his death.
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Jace says, "He was a strong, beautiful intelligent black man and he wanted the best for his son and all people."
Law enforcement tells us it was a natural death, nothing suspicious. We do not know the cause of death.
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Check out the scene ... Jessie's character, Officer Coffey, puts a gun to the throat of a black man and says, "You think you're tough? I...
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