Bubba Smith Diet Pill Overdose
November 2, 2011 by staff
Smith, who played his college football at Michigan State University, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on August 3. He was 66 years old.
The report cites the county coroner saying that one of the causes of the actors of death was “acute intoxication phentermine.” Phentermine is the generic name for a weight loss medication.
Smith, best remembered for his role in the comedy series “Police Academy”, played professional football with the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers between 1967 and 1976.
Defensive lineman made two Pro Bowl appearances during his career of nine years and was named first team All-Pro in 1971.
The Beaumont, Texas native was a two-time All-American at MSU before the Colts selected him with the first overall pick in 1967. Smith was inducted into the Hall of Fame College Football Spartans in 1988 and retired his jersey No. 95 in 2006.
Smith’s fame skyrocketed in 1984 with the release of “Police Academy”, in which the former football player played the role of soft-spoken but physically dominant Moses Hightower. The gentle giant to continue working in film and television of his death.
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