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Police Academy star found dead

FOUNF DEAD: Bubba Smith

ACTOR AND former American football star, Bubba Smith was found dead in his Los Angeles home yesterday night (Aug 3) aged 66.

Reports say that when authorities arrived at Smith’s residence in the Baldwin Hills area, he was already dead.

The body of the 6ft 7in (2m) star, who won the 1971 Super Bowl with the Baltimore Colts and moved into acting in the late 70s, was discovered by his caretaker who then called police.

The gossip site TMZ have reported that the L.A. County Coroner has been on the scene to investigate and the autopsy will be performed later this week, but it is thought that Smith died of natural causes.

Former Police Academy cast mate Michael Winslow who played Sgt. Larvelle in the cop movie franchise said: “I’m devastated. He was a very good friend; we’ve known each other for 25 years, always remained friends”.

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