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Sridevi died of 'accidental drowning,' traces of alcohol in body

  • Published at 06:18 pm February 26th, 2018
  • Last updated at 06:48 pm February 26th, 2018
Sridevi died of 'accidental drowning,' traces of alcohol in body
Much to the shock and dismay of her fans, Dubai police are saying that the death of legendary Bollywood actor Sridevi Kapoor was an accidental drowning. On Sunday, Sridevi's family told the PTI that the 54-year-old actor died of cardiac arrest on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai. On Monday, a forensic report released by the Dubai police said that she had drowned, reports BBC.
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The “first female superstar” of Bollywood had collapsed in a bathroom at the hotel where the family was staying. According to Gulf News, the report said traces of alcohol were found in her body, which may have led to the accident. The forensics report has been released by Dubai police to Sridevi's family and the Indian consulate. “The investigation is still going on to determine the circumstances surrounding the accident as the forensic report only says that she drowned,” the Dubai based English newspaper reported quoting an official. This implies further delays in repatriating the body of the actor.
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The shocking death of the beloved Indian star prompted an outpouring of grief among fans and fellow Bollywood actors. Born Shree Amma Yanger Ayappan, Sridevi made her acting debut aged just four, and went on have a career spanning over four decades. She appeared in a string of blockbuster hit films including Chandni, Mr India, Mawali and Tohfa. She was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, for her services to the film industry.