Bubba Smith Found Dead In His Apartment

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Charles “Bubba” Smith was found dead yesterday, in his house in L.A, passing away at just 66 years of age. He was not only an old NFL great, but was also Moses Hightower in six of the Police Academy movies. Apparently, his caretaker found him and called the police — both 911 and the fire department responded — but he had already been long gone. Just to be sure, the autopsy will be performed later this week, even though his death was believed to have been a result of natural causes by the L.A County Coroner’s office.

NFL fans will remember that Smith played for the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers and won the Super Bowl V with the Baltimore Colts. Police Academy used to be our guilty pleasure, as well! R.I.P, Bubba.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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