*A watchdog for British police says reggae star Smiley Culture died from a single stab wound to his heart while police officers were executing a search warrant at his home earlier this week.
British media earlier had reported that the stab wound was self-inflicted.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission says an investigation is ongoing into the death of the artist — whose real name was David Emmanuel.
The watchdog said Thursday that facts established so far show that four officers arrived at Emmanuel’s home at around 7 a.m. on March 15 and an ambulance was called to the scene at around 8:30 a.m.
Emmanuel, 48-years old, shot to fame in the 1980s with hits such as “Cockney Translation” and “Police Officer.”