Sridevi died due to accidental drowning, confirms Dubai Police

Sridevi, unarguably India's first female superstar, died late Saturday night in Dubai where she was attending a wedding. The cause of Sridevi's death - accidental drowning - was confirmed by the Dubai police via its official Twitter account. Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution

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Bollywood Superstar Sridevi (54), who ruled the silver screen in 1980s, died of accidental drowning, according to a Dubai forensics report. Earlier, it had been reported that the actress, died of sudden cardiac arrest on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai.

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The Dubai Media Office tweeted that Sridevi died due to due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness.”

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DubaiPoliceHQ tweeted, 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. #DubaiPolice has transferred the case to #Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.

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As per reports, Sridevi’s mortal remains to reach India by late Monday evening or Tuesday. Last rites will be performed on Tuesday in Mumbai.