Diet pills killed 'Bubba' Smith: Coroner

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Former NFLer Charles ‘Bubba’ Smith died after taking too many diet pills, a coroner has ruled.

The towering former American football star, who also played Moses Hightower in the Police Academy, was found dead at his home in California on Aug. 31. He was 66.

And now a Los Angeles County Coroner has disclosed the actor's cause of death, the first of which is "acute phentermine intoxication".

Phentermine is the generic term for a weightloss drug.

Pre-existing medical conditions such as heart disease and hypertension may have also played a role, according to TMZ.com.


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