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Bubba Smith

Born: 1945-02-28 - Died: 2011-08-03
Cause of Death:
Natural Causes


Death Summary: Bubba Smith was found dead at his home by his caretaker. He had apparently died from natural causes. He was 66 at the time of his passing.

Who was Bubba Smith : Smith was a former athlete turned actor who is probably best known for his role of Moses Hightower in the comedy series Police Academy. He played his collegiate football at Michigan State, where he would go on to be the first pick in the 1967 draft.

During his NFL career Smith played for three different teams: Colts, Raiders, and Oilers. Smith won his only Super Bowl with the Baltimore Colts, but he swore to never wear his ring as it was seen as a "sloppy" game by the massess.

After his playing days were over he moved to acting, he had parts in: Police Academy, Married... with Children, Blue Thunder, Tales of the Gold Monkey, and even showed up on Good Times.
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30 Signatures in Bubba Smith's guestbook

  1. K Says:

    Not a big NFL fan, but loved him in the “Police Academy” movies. Rest in Peace, big man!

  2. Tracy howard Says:

    I just love him in police academy always serious but great

  3. haider ali Says:

    rip im so sorry

  4. haider ali Says:

    rip im so sorry it was one the ealy films i saw in the 80s a great loss

  5. sherell Says:

    Didn’t really see you in much else, “other than police academy. Loved you in there and thank you for a job well done! Reast in peace up there big guy and Say hello to my heavenly father for me!!!

  6. Victoria Says:

    You made the best and biggest touchdowwn of all.RIP

  7. Sarah Says:

    He will be missed.

  8. string picker Says:

    rest in peace man

  9. M Khan Says:

    RIP HighTower :) You will be missed by everyone. Police Academy Salutes you…

  10. Lisa Weiner Says:

    To Bubba Smith,
    I saw in the movie Police Academy Parts 1 and 2. I thought you did a great job as Officer Hightower. I give you a two thumbs up. Lisa Weiner

  11. Frances Rudland Says:

    God bless you Bbubba smith I loved your work and body R.I.P.

  12. Kimberly Henderson Says:

    RIP Mr. Bubba Smith, job well done.

  13. STEPHANIE Says:

    HE WAS A GOOD ACTOR AND A GOOD FOOTBALL PLAYER

  14. kerry nicholson Says:

    just found out about bubba smith R.I.P bubba loved him police academy

  15. Kris Behrens Says:

    Dear Family: I am so shocked & sad for your family!You have my sincere sympathy and empathy. I too lost family each year for the past 3. It is awful. Love football-’Houston Oiler’s, but Colts,fav. He seemed to be really great on the field & movies, and t.v.-my partner watches ‘Married…’He didn’t know Mr. Bubba S. had died either. Our thought are with all of you! Thank you “Bubba”~soar with the eagles!!!kris in Va

  16. Miah Says:

    I am so shocked to hear you passed. You were one of my favority characters in Police Academy. Hope you are in a good resting place my friend.

  17. me and my kids Says:

    My 6 year old son LOVES the Police Academy movies. We were very sad to hear about this loss.

  18. Russ Howard Says:

    I remember him as a Baltimore Colt who played with Jonny Unitas. RIP

  19. Lydia Valentine Says:

    Gone too soon,, hug my mom Pauline Jennings

  20. failer Says:

    no one likes you. you peace of shit

  21. Annie Says:

    failer? why post that. The man had family. For shame!

  22. Annie Says:

    p.s. “peace” of s%^t? please… at least spell correctly when you’re writing.

  23. misty hindmon Says:

    Love police academy hightower was amazing…

  24. jerrod jackson Says:

    sorry to hear about this he was a great anf funny actor and a great football player as well

  25. Andy Says:

    Rip Hightower you kept my bros and me entertained for years loved the way you ripped the seats out the civic
    P.s failure ur a prick perhaps u shud be dead not him wanka

  26. test Says:

    crappy test test

  27. Eric Says:

    I just found out about the sad news. R.I.P Mr. Smith for I grow up enjoying your work as an actor.

  28. Giacomo Says:

    I love love the picture of them on the bench with the red shoes kiekcd up. I think that is my favorite one of them, but the one of the flower girl and ring bearer is my very favorite (of course i’m totally biased since they are my kids)You did a fabulous job, thanks so much for coming through for my little sister at the last minute

  29. mr williams Says:

    GREAT MAN REST IN PEACE.

  30. william lee Says:

    u will be missed


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