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Bubba Smith dies at 66; NFL player turned Miller Lite pitchman
Bubba Smith dies at 66; NFL player turned Miller Lite pitchman

Bubba Smith, a former All-Pro football player turned actor and commercial pitchman who delighted TV viewers by wrenching off the tops of "easy-opening cans" of beer, was found dead Wednesday at his Los Angeles home. He was 66. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of the photo caption with this article misidentified Jim Kiick of the Miami Dolphis as Jim Klick. -------------------- The cause of death has not been determined, the L.A. County coroner's office said. A caretaker found Smith at his Baldwin Hills home, police said. A 6-foot-7, 280-pound defensive end, Smith was the No. 1 NFL draft pick from Michigan State University when he joined the...

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