Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, has died in Los Angeles at age 66.

Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said Smith was found dead yesterday at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter said he didn’t know the circumstances or cause of death.

Police spokesman Richard French says the death does not appear to be suspicious.

bubba 2 The Sports Kings: Remembering Bubba Smith!Smith spent five seasons with the Baltimore Colts and two seasons each with Oakland and Houston. He played college ball at Michigan State.

As an actor he’ll always be fondly remembered as police officer Moses Hightower in the “Police Academy” franchise.

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  1. Sarah says:

    R.I.P Bubba Smith, one of Beaumont Texas favorite sons gone too soon…The first black football player to integrate Michigan State Football along with his baby brother who integrated USC football…

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