Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bubba Smith found dead at home

((ht: latimes))

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:

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