LOS ANGELES — Charles “Bubba” Smith who played nine seasons in the NFL and starred in six “Police Academy” movies as officer Hightower, has died at 66.
Law enforcement officials tell TMZ … LAPD received a 911 call at 12:54PM today — and officers responded to his home in the Baldwin Hills area. The fire department also responded and we’re told Smith was dead when authorities arrived.
The L.A. County Coroner is on the scene investigating. We’re told, at this point, authorities think he died of natural causes.