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Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:15 pm
Edited on: August 4, 2011 6:47 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bubba Smith, a two-time Pro Bowler who was one of the stars in the Police Academy movies, was found dead at his home Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Officials tell the paper they believe Smith, 66, died of natural causes.

Smith played for the Colts, Raiders and Oilers from 1967-76, and he made the Pro Bowl in 1970 and 1971 as a defensive end.

But today, he’s probably better remembered for playing Lt. Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movies, as seen below.



Either that or as a spokesman for Miller Lite beer.



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Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

First and foremost my condolences to the family of Bubba Smith on their loss. I was completely shocked when I first saw this link on the CBS Sports.com homepage.

But today, he’s probably better remembered for playing Lt. Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movies, as seen below.

Either that or as a spokesman for Miller Lite beer.

I am actually going to remember him for both the Police Academy movies and the Miller Lite beer commercials. I am just at a total loss for words at this point. 
Once again my condolences to the family of Bubba Smith. Rest in peace Mr. Bubba Smith.



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Rest in Peace Bubba and thank you for all the memories on and off the field.



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Bubba actually quit doing beer commercials because he didn't drink himself, and thought it set a bad example for kids.



Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

RIP Lt. Hightower.

The toughest lose for Police Academy fans since the untimely death of Steve Guttenberg's career.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

RIP Bubba... Thanks for all the laughs!



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

They should have mentioned the great Married With Children eps as well! 



Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:52 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

RIP Bubba,  you made many of us laugh.




Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

I'm sorry to hear this.  RIP Bubba, and thanks for the memories.  My prayers go out to the Smith family.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Stoic, Gentle Giant off the field...a force on the field...

God Bless your Soul and Thank You for some Great Memories...

May you be rewarded in your new journey for what you gave us in this one...



Since: Jan 26, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

R.I.P. to one of the greastest Spartans to ever put on the green and white. Kill Bubba, Kill!!


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