Bubba Smith, NFL player, actor, and TV pitchman, passed away on August 3rd at the relatively young age of 66. The “Police Academy” star’s autopsy results were released Wednesday Nov. 3 by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
He died of acute drug intoxication, with a few other contributing factors.
The Coroner’s statement reveals that Smith’s body contained high levels of the weight-loss drug phentermine, and he also had heart disease. The 6′-7″ tall Smith had an enlarged heart — weighing nearly twice that of an average human heart — and 75% blockage of blood vessels.