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Jessie Lawrence Ferguson (8 June 1941 – 26 April 2019; age 77) is the actor who appeared as Lutan in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Code of Honor". Ferguson has done TV and film work in a career that stretches from the late '70s to the early '90s. Among his roles are guest appearances on the popular television shows The A-Team (which starred Dwight Schultz) and Hill Street Blues (which starred James B. Sikking).
He also appeared in the movies Boyz N the Hood and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (starring Peter Weller, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Ito, Clancy Brown, Vincent Schiavelli, Raye Birk, Jonathan Banks, and Kevin Sullivan).
Lawrence passed away on 27 April of apparent natural causes at the age of 77.