R.I.P. Bubba “Hightower” Smith
The actor you might recall seeing as the iconic character Moses Hightower in six out of the seven Police Academy movies (all of them except the last) has passed away of natural causes at the age of 66.
The 6’7″ actor was found on August 3rd by his caretaker in his home in Los Angeles. Most people probably didn’t know or care to know that Smith was not only a renowned college football player but also was the first round draft pick during the 1967 NFL draft where he played for three teams before deciding to move into acting.
First, it was the Golden Girls cast who got decimated by death, and now I’m afraid that we’re going to start seeing the Police Academy cast start to disappear one by one. I sincerely hope not, these guys were some of the best fake cops I ever saw as a kid who stayed up way too late watching the movies all too often.