Bubba Smith as Moses Hightower in Police Academy 2
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Police Academy and NFL star Bubba Smith dies aged 66

Bubba Smith, the American football star who famously played gentle giant Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movies, has died at the age of 66.

The 6ft 7in (2m) star won the 1971 Super Bowl and became an actor in the late 70s, joining the prankster Police Academy misfits for six films.

Smith was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday. The cause of death has not been confirmed, but is not being treated as suspicious.

Clip courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

  • 05 Aug 2011