, the former NFL star and "Police Academy
" actor, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was 66.
Smith was found at his home on Sunlight Place in Baldwin Hills by a caretaker. The L.A. County coroner's office has not determined a cause of death, but officials believe he died of natural causes.
Smith is probably best known for his role as Sgt. Moses Hightower, one of the less incompetent (and larger) police officers in the "Police Academy
" movies. He played the role in the first six installments of the popular comedy franchise and appeared in the short-lived television series as well.
Smith also appeared as Lyman 'Bubba' Kelsey on the '80s action series, "Blue Thunder
," which chronicled the adventures of the crew of an advanced police helicopter.
Prior to his acting career, Smith was an NFL defensive