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Posted on: November 2, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Bubba Smith died of acute drug intoxication

Bubba Smith died at the age of 66 (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

In early August, Bubba Smith, a two-time Pro Bowler who played for the Colts, Raiders and Oilers, died at the age of 66, and it was originally believed that Smith had died of natural causes. An autopsy, though, has turned up a different conclusion.

According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, Smith died of acute drug intoxication and other conditions.

An autopsy showed Smith had high levels of phentermine, a weight-loss drug, in his system, and a coroner’s spokesman also said Smith had heart disease and an enlarged heart.

Such a sad story for a once proud NFL pro and a man who made an impact in his post-career pop culture with his Police Academy appearances and his Miller Lite beer commercials.

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

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

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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