Confirmed: Sridevi died due to accidental drowning

Bollywood actor Sridevi died of accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub, the Dubai government said on Sunday.

The Dubai police, it said on its official Twitter handle, has transferred the case to the “Dubai Public Prosecution” which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.

Although the pages of the post-mortem report accessed by media do not mention it, Gulf News reported that traces of alcohol were found in Sridevi’s blood samples.

Sridevi, 54, died suddenly on Saturday night, leaving Bollywood in deep shock and millions of fans heartbroken. She collapsed in her hotel room in Dubai, where she had gone with husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi for a family wedding


According to media reports, Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor had flown back to Dubai on Saturday evening to surprise her with a dinner date. The entire family had earlier arrived in Dubai to attend a wedding, but Boney had left for India. On Saturday evening, he decided to return to Dubai to surprise her.

Reports state that the couple spent about 15 minutes chatting in the room, after which she left to the restroom. When she did not return after a while, Boney broke open the door to find her lying motionless in the bathtub. Emergency services declared her dead late.

Sridevi’s mortal remains should reach India by midnight, says SP leader​ Amar Singh.

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