There’s some sad news to report on Wednesday, as beloved “Police Academy” star Bubba Smith’s body was discovered Wednesday in his Los Angeles home. He was 66 years old.
Before he even began a career in show business, Smith started out as a defensive end in the National Football League, spending time with the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders, and Houston Oilers before retiring with one Super Bowl ring along with two visits to the Pro Bowl. As tremendous as these accomplishments are, he will probably be best known for his role as Lt. Moses Hightower in the “Police Academy” series, which spanned six films from 1984 until 1989.
As of right now, the Los Angeles County Coroner has not released any specific cause for Smith’s passing, though it is believed to be due to “natural causes.”
Smith will be dearly missed.