Police Academy's Bubba Smith found dead

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Sad news today from the Los Angeles Times: Bubba Smith, the former NFL star and Police Academy movie actor, appears to have died of natural causes, but authorities said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Police said there were no signs of foul play at Smith's Baldwin Hills home, where he was found dead Wednesday afternoon. He was 66.

Besides the Police Academy movies, Smith also appeared in Stroker Ace, episodes of Hart to Hart, Black Moon Rising and the TV series Half Nelson during the '80s.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2011 9:55am]

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