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Dubai Police Forensic Report Says Sridevi Died Of Accidental Drowning; International Artistes Mourn Her Death

Sridevi’s untimely demise has led to an outpouring of grief from her friends, family and fans. Acting since the age of 4, Sridevi reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday early morning, dying at the age of 54. According to latest reports, Dubai police have released a forensic report stating the cause of death as accidental drowning. Traces of alcohol were found in body.

The post-mortem report has ruled out any criminal motive and said the actor drowned in the bathtub following a cardiac arrest. Sources have said that Dubai Police have released the forensic report to her family and the Indian Consulate representative. Her body will soon be moved to the Al Muhaisana embalming unit and will be repatriated to Mumbai at the earliest.


To most, she was an Indian actress who could switch roles as easily as she switching clothes. But her fanbase isn’t limited to Indian boundaries.

Ever since the news of her death spread, fans from all over the world paid their last respects, in pictures and words.

To Ashanti Omkar from the BBC Asian Network, Sridevi was a feminist inspiration. Writing for The Independent, she pays tribute to the late actress through her own story of young girl of Sri Lankan origin, in the 80s, living in Nigeria.

“For many in the West, her name may evoke images of Bollywood cliches and dancing around trees, but for Indian women she was so much more than that: a strong, independent woman; a feminist inspiration; a true trailblazer who fought to change perceptions of women in cinema, and still won over the hearts of a patriarchal nation,” she writes.

British rapper M.I.A, who is of Sri Lankan Tamil origin, took to Twitter to pay tribute to her icon.

Love from Pakistan for their favourite artiste came too. Former Pakistani cricketer Waqar Younis paid his condolence.

Singer-actor Ali Zafar too couldn’t believe the news.

Actress Mahira Khan spoke about mourning a ‘great artiste’.

Actor Imran Abbas shared a clip from Sridevi’s film Lamhe.


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