Bubba Smith, NFL star and 'Police Academy' actor, found dead at home
The L.A. County coroner's office said it has not determined a cause of death, but officials believe he died of natural causes.
Smith was found at his home on Sunlight Place in Baldwin Hills by a caretaker, police said.
Smith was an NFL defensive end and tackle for the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers. He later had a career in Hollywood as movie and TV actor.
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Photo: Actor and former Michigan State University football player Bubba Smith, right, hands back a football he autographed for Terry Braverman, director of the university's fund-raising arm, while attending the dedication of a new athletic Hall of Fame at the Clara Bell Smith Academic Center in East Lansing, Mich., in 1999.
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