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“Police Academy Actor Found Dead At Home”

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August 3, 2011 by The ReadyWriter


Former NFL defensive end and longtime television and movie actor Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith was found dead in his Los Angeles home today.

Coroner’s reports have not yet been released, but according to the Los Angeles Times, it is believed that Smith died of natural causes.

Smith was found at his home on Sunlight Place in Baldwin Hills by a caretaker, he was 66.

Although Smith was an NFL defensive end and tackle for the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers, he later had a career in Hollywood as movie and TV actor. The NFL star will best be remembered as the silent but strong figure in the Police Academy movies.

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74 thoughts on ““Police Academy Actor Found Dead At Home”

  1. Al-scream says:

    Two post in one night!!!!!! Hot dayum Trace on a roll.

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  2. Acquitta says:

    I really liked the Police Academy movies.
    R.I.P. Mr.Smith.

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  3. Danny says:

    RIP Officer Hightower!

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  4. Tori says:

    RIP Officer Hightower!!

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  5. Pointman says:

    The married with children episode he did was probably the funniest of the series.. RIP Bubba… Going to watch police Academy in salute….

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  6. QTip says:

    RIP Bubba

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  7. Nicole says:

    R.I.P. Bubba Smith

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  8. EbonyEyes says:

    RIP OFFICER MOSES HIGHTOWER I JUST WATCHED POLICE ACADEMY “1” LAST WEEKEND WOW!!

    IT WAS LIKE I WAS WATCHING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND IT CAME ON SAT & SUN AND I WATCHED IT BOTH TIMES

    TO HIS FAMILY HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED 😦

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  9. Civil says:

    RIP Officer Hightower!!

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  10. Sane says:

    RIP Hightower!

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  11. Adam says:

    sweet dreams sir bubba

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  12. XMen says:

    R.I.P Bubba Smith ‘AKA’ Hightower…

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  13. HarlemGirl says:

    RIP Bubba!

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  14. SoldierOne says:

    Rest in peace Bubba Smith aka Lieutenant Hightower.

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  15. Zion says:

    So sad to be found like that. RIP Big Man!

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  16. Bird says:

    RIP Hightower.

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  17. Ms. Kayla says:

    RIP Mr Smith

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  18. Joanne says:

    RIP

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  19. UncleEd says:

    Wow.
    I’m shocked.
    I remember Bubba when he played.
    He was a great player and person.
    A good actor too.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    GOODBYE HIGHTOWER! ONE OF THE FINEST IN THE ACADEMY!

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  21. Pat says:

    RIP BUBBA you will be missed big man

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  22. Ionna says:

    😦 Officer Hightower. RIP.

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  23. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    I’m hurt y’all… R.I.P. Hightower…. 😦 Good Night Fam

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  24. Tabatha says:

    aw this is sad…only 66?? wow!!

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  25. Pinky says:

    RIP Hightower

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  26. Tamala says:

    RIP BUBBA!!

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  27. XMen says:

    RIP Bubba.

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  28. Anthony says:

    A Michigan State and NFL great will be sadly missed by all who loved and admired him.

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  29. Cameo1 says:

    you were hillarious in police acadmey! and a good athlete RIP bubba

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  30. Rezzie says:

    Rest in Peace , My Prayers go out to his Family . He is going Home !!

    Jesus!

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  31. RandomChick says:

    66 is way too young…RIP Bubba

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  32. Mahogany says:

    R.I.P. Bubba…. 😦

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  33. CoCo says:

    r.i.p. gentle Giant

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  34. Naz says:

    saw it on the news tonight ..He was a heck of a football player..r.i.p.

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  35. Wanda says:

    RIP Bubba!

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  36. Ashanti says:

    😦 R.I.P.

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  37. Angelhair says:

    R.I.P. Bubba Smith like ur movies

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  38. XMen says:

    R.I.P. Bubba Smith!

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  39. Shawnia says:

    😦 Police Academy is one of my favorite movies… loved them all!!!

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  40. Lisa Lowe says:

    rip hightower..r.i.p.

    life is so short peopl. 😦

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  41. Ionna says:

    is he in the hall of fame?

    wow…, r.i.p. Bubba

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  42. ELovely says:

    Al Bundy vs Spare Tire. Enough said. RIP Bubba.

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  43. SueWee says:

    R.I.P.Bubba Smith you will be missed

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    • Anonymous says:

      Bubba will be missed… I agree the man had class and its not so much about if he had acting skills or if the part he played needed them . Its aabout the man himself. He will live on in our memories forever.

      😦 RIP Bubba

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  44. DaisyDukes says:

    R.I.P. Bubba 😦 and good night ceo fam I’ve had and heard enuff!

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  45. EbonyEyes says:

    RIP Bubba! you brought lots of laugh to people’s lives πŸ™‚

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  46. Tori says:

    as long as we remember him he will never die , Rest in Peace Bubba 😦

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  47. Yvonne says:

    R.I.P. I pray he has some sort of family and didn’t leave here with no kin.

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    • KatMan says:

      He will be missed 😦

      @Yvonne, my prayers go out to his family…there has to be somebody close to him. he was a great person..thanks for the great moment in football and the movies…god bless you BUBB..

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  48. Gia says:

    May that gentle giant r.i.p.

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  49. BBallen says:

    R.I.P. Hightower….you left here way too young.

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  50. Yvonne says:

    May you R.I.P. Bubb 😦

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  51. Al-scream says:

    guess we ain’t gettin a new post 2night..i waited and waited so i guess ima say good night fam.

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  52. Keisha says:

    R.I.P.

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  53. Gia says:

    So sad…..may he r.i.p.

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  54. Mahogany says:

    😦

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  55. Omar Nance says:

    sad to hear.

    R.I.P.

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  56. HarlemGirl says:

    Morning fam…who up in here?

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  57. Olivijah says:

    R.I.P. Bubba.
    @Tracy, he also was on Good Times back in the day as one of “Sweet Daddy Williams'” bodyguards.

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