Sridevi suffered a cardiac arrest while she was in Dubai on 23 February. The English Vinglish actor was 54. Her body is being brought to Mumbai for the cremation. Family, friends and well-wishers are arriving at Anil Kapoor’s residence to pay their last respects.
Boney Kapoor’s spokesperson says the family requests privacy in this trying time.
"“Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi & the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor. They thank the entire media for their prayers, support and sensitivity during their time of grief. Late Sridevi Kapoor’s body will arrive in India tomorrow. We’ll update you on further info as & when it’s available to us. Request you to kindly reach out to us on everything related to this & we urge you to please not call the family for info on the same”." - Statement to ANI
According to reports, the mortal remains of Sridevi are expected to leave at approximately 8pm from Dubai (9:30pm IST) on 25 February. The cremation is expected to take place on 26 February at 1 pm.
According to a report in Khaleej Times, Sridevi suffered a cardiac arrest in her hotel room in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, at 11pm on Saturday, a source in the Indian Consulate in Dubai revealed.
The actor reportedly had a “fainting spell in her bathroom” and was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai. According to Khaleej Times, the hotel refused to comment on the matter and an employee stated that it is under police investigation.
According to sources in the Indian Consulate, she was brought dead to the hospital. The post-mostem procedure has reportedly been completed and the relatives await the mortal remains of the late actor.
An official told Khaleej Times, "Since she is such a high-profile personality, we cannot rush the inquisition or the post-mortem procedures. As per usual protocols, these tests take up to 24 hours in the case a person has died outside a hospital in Dubai. The same safety and administrative protocols are being followed by the police in this case as well."
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