‘Bubba’ Smith Found Dead In Baldwin Hills Home

BALDWIN HILLS (CBS) — Former NFL player and actor Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith has been found dead at
his home in the Baldwin Hills area, according to the coroner’s office.

Smith, 66, won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Colts in 1970, and later played with the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers.

He portrayed police recruit Moses Hightower in the “Police Academy” film series.

Smith’s body was found just before 1 p.m. at his home in the 5100 block of Sunlight Place in Baldwin Hills, according to Los Angeles police. Smith is believed to have died of natural causes, although the coroner’s office had not yet made a final determination.

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