Athlete / actor Bubba Smith, best known for his NFL career and for his role in the popular “Police Academy” movies, was found dead Wednesday (August 3) in his Los Angeles home. He was 66.
According to police and coroner’s office officials:
Smith was found at his home on Sunlight Place in Baldwin Hills by a caretaker, police said.
The L.A. County coroner’s office said it has not determined a cause of death, but officials believe he died of natural causes. [ SOURCE: LA TIMES BLOG ]
Smith was an NFL defensive end and tackle for the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers. His character Officer Hightower made him famous in the 80s and 90s. Peep a clip ‘BEST OF Police Academy” clip HERE.