Guttenberg Pays Tribute To Smith

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August 4, 2011 | 11:25am EST

Steve Guttenberg has paid a touching tribute to his late Police Academy co-star Charles ‘Bubba’ Smith, recalling his generous spirit and unforgettable laugh.
The towering former football star, who played Moses Hightower in the film franchise, was found dead at his home in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles on Wednesday. He was 66.

And a heartbroken Guttenberg admits Smith will be missed.

In a statement released to, Guttenberg says, “Bubba was my friend. His generosity was far larger than his physical stature.

“Only his gift for caring about his friends and family could compare with his achievements on the football field, film and television. He also laughed like no other.”