Bollywood's first female superstar Sridevi Kapoor died of accidental drowning but not of cardiac arrest, according to the Dubai post-mortem report. The 54-year-old actress reportedly drowned in her hotel apartment's bathtub following the loss of consciousness.
Earlier, it was reported that she died of heart attack on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai. Many Bollywood stars, sporting giants, and leading politicians reacted with shock to Sridevi's death.
Check out some of them.
Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 24, 2018
She came. She saw. She conquered.
And went back to the heavens from where she came. RIP Sridevi garu.IRREPLACEABLE pic.twitter.com/NB4GozzWYi
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) February 25, 2018
RIP #Sridevi ???? One of the absolute queens of Bollywood. Gone too soon ??
— Arjun (@ArjunArtist) February 24, 2018
Never known anyone who was so painfully shy, so quiet off screen, who just transformed into a force of nature when the cameras came on. She was an interviewer’s nightmare, but the movie-buff’s dream. You will be missed, Sridevi. Thank you for the movies.
— Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) February 24, 2018
The loss of #Sridevi is a big deal for Bollywood but also an entire generation, like mine, that grew up with her movies. She went supernova in the 80s. She had charm, personality, wit and range. MR INDIA remains a classic. So sad that she passed so young.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) February 24, 2018
According to the media arm of the Dubai government, the post-mortem analysis has been completed and the cause of death ascertained.
The post-mortem report has been released by Dubai authorities to the late actress' family and the Indian consulate, according to the Gulf News. The paper said the report could mean a delay in the repatriation of the body. It had been expected to be flown home on Monday.