"Police Academy" star and NFL legend Bubba Smith died from taking too many diet pills ... this according to the L.A. County Coroner.The Coroner just released the actor's causes of death -- the… READ MORE >
Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith (February 28, 1945 - August 3, 2011) is an American actor and former athlete. He was a professional football player in the 1960s and 1970s who became an actor in the late 1970s. Born in Orange, Texas, he attended high school in Beaumont, Texas. He is well known for his tremendous size at 6 ft 7 in (2 m). Smith played college football at Michigan State University. He was awarded with All-America honors in 1965 and 1966. In his senior season, he played in the "Game of the Century" (a 10–10 tie at home against the University of Notre Dame). Michigan State finished 2nd in the voting for the National Championship, behind Notre Dame. In 1988, Smith was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Smith was a popular athlete at Michigan State, with the popular fan chant of "Kill Bubba, Kill."