| 26 Feb 2018, 00:00 | Update : 26 Feb 2018, 21:07
Bollywood actress Sridevi passed away in her hotel room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, at 11pm on Saturday, a source in the Indian Consulate in Dubai revealed. Reports Khaleej Times.
She reportedly had a fainting spell in her bathroom and was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai. The hotel, however, refused to comment on the matter and an employee stated that it is under police investigation. Sources in the Indian Consulate said that she was brought dead to the hospital.
The Dubai Police officials have told Khaleej Times that the Indian actor's death was caused due to drowning in her room apartment 2201 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel after losing consciousness. The case has been referred to the Dubai public prosecution for further investigation.
Dubai Police in a tweet confirmed that the cause of actress Sridevi's death as accidental drowning. They posted a series of updates on the same.
Sources in the police department and an exclusively obtained copy of Sridevi's death certificate has confirmed that her cause of death is accidental drowning. The late actor did not suffer a cardiac arrest. However, early reports also suggest that she lost her balance and fell into the tub. This information has now been confirmed by official sources. Her body will soon be moved to the Al Muhaisana embalming unit and will be repatriated to Mumbai, India at the earliest. The police will release the official forensic report and details to the family.
Sridevi went to Dubai to attend the reception program of her sister in law’s son Mohit Marwar’s marriage ceremony. She was accompanied by husband Bony Kapoor and daughter Khushi.
Following her death the whole India expressed mourn including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all the stars.
Sridevi acted in different commercially successful films such as Tofa, Mister India, Nagina, Sadma, Balidan, Khuda Gawa, Chalbaaz and Chadni. She also acted in films in India based on different languages.