Bubba Smith's Death Caused in Part by Weight-Loss Drug

Bubba Smith's Death Caused in Part by Weight-Loss Drug
Charles "Bubba" Smith, in 1981
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updated 11/02/2011 at 07:00 PM EDT

originally published 11/02/2011 07:10PM

The weight-loss drug Phentermine appears to have contributed to the death of football-star-turned-actor Bubba Smith last summer.

The 6'7", 300-lb. Smith, who died at age 66, suffered from acute intoxication of the drug along with other conditions, according to his autopsy, reports the Associated Press.

Smith, who after pro sports played mild-mannered Moses Hightower in six Police Academy films, also had heart disease, an enlarged heart and up to 75 percent blockage of some blood vessels.
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