Former NFL star and movie actor Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith has died, the Los Angeles Coroner's Chief of Forensic Examinations said.
Smith spent nine seasons in the NFL as a defensive end in the '60s and '70s. He's perhaps best known for his role as Moses Hightower in the "Police Academy" movies.
Police and fire officials were called to Smith's Baldwin Hils house after "he was found unresponsive," and pronounced him dead, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of operations and investigation for the coroner. The body will be taken to the coroner's office, where an autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death, Winter said.
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He made me laugh. Thanks for that.
Rest In Peace Bubba Smith. May Go_ be with you always. We will certainly miss you.
Sad day. Time for a Police Academy marathon.
a good guy gone to soon
A true MSU Spartan! RIP!
Bubba was a nice guy. I ran into him at the airport and enjoyed talking to him about his movie career. He gave an autograph and $80 tip back in '92 at lax
That musta been one helluva BJ!
Will miss you Bubba, rest in peace.
RIP Bubba Hightower.
Less Filling, Tastes Great! – Says here the winner is Bubba Smith! Then he crushes the beer can. Hilarious. The good ones die young. RIP Bubba.
First Amy Whinehouse, now him? I can't believe this. What is going on with the world? These were 2 very amazing people that passed away just over a week from each other. truly a dark moment....
Bubba is a good actor ...missed now .rest in peace
goodbye bubba. best character from police academy.
A very good football player and a humorous actor. RIP and may GOD be with you.
bigger than life player; gone to soon
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