Police said he stabbed himself in the heart while making tea during a search March 15 of his home in the suburbs south of London. He was arrested on a drug charge last year.
Merlin Emmanuel, the singer's nephew, told Channel 4 the police version does not make sense. He said it "beggars belief" someone would be allowed to go alone into the kitchen during a raid.
"What I do know beyond reasonable doubt is that Smiley would still be alive had they not gone and executed that warrant at his house," Emmanuel said. "I have my ideas as to what happened but of course its speculative 'cause I wasn't there."
SOURCE: Official Wire