Bollywood superstar Sridevi drowned in hotel bathtub, police reports say

Initial news reports on the incident cited cardiac arrest as the cause of the death

Sridevi.
Sridevi.

Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor passed away in Dubai at the age of 54 on Saturday, February 24. Following the post-mortem analysis on Monday, Dubai police tweeted that the actress ‘drowned in the hotel apartment’s bathtub due to loss of consciousness’.

The actress, who was in the UAE with her family to attend her nephew’s wedding in Ras Al Khaimah, was staying at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai when the incident occurred. Initial news reports had claimed cardiac arrest as the cause of the death.

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Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, #DubaiPolice today stated that the death of Indian actress #Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness.

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— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) February 26, 2018

The police have now referred the case to the public prosecutor and her body is due to be flown to Mumbai today in a charter flight.

Born Shree Amma Yanger Ayappan in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Kapoor appeared in around 300 films and was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, for her service to the film industry, Arabian Business reported. Kapoor is survived by her husband, Bollywood director Boney Kapoor and two daughters.

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