by / March 16th, 2011 /

Smiley Culture dies in police raid

UK reggae musician Smiley Culture died yesterday during a police raid on his home in Surrey. Culture (real name David Emmanuel) had appeared in court in September on cocaine related charges. Police arrived at his home with an arrest warrant and it is thought that, having asked officers if he could make a cup of tea, the singer stabbed himself in the chest in his kitchen. A police statement says that “while [police were] at the house it is believed a man suffered stab wounds and died and we are now investigating the incident.”