Aw man! Former NFL star and movie actor Bubba Smith was found dead at his Los Angeles home Wednesday afternoon.
Smith, an all-pro defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers is probably better known to a generation as Hightower in the Police Academy series.
Details are yet to be released, but we are truly saddened to hear about this. A big, strong man, Smith showed a wonderful sense of humor and though not confused with an Academy Award winner, a man who seemed to have fun at everything he did.
Bubba Smith was 66-years-old.
**Update**--According to the police there were no signs of foul play and according to the coroner, it appears Smith died of natural causes.
This is a commercial that helped make Smith famous:
And the Police Academy: