DUBAI: While the Indian media reported Sridevi died of a heart attack, the UAE authorities on Monday confirmed the cause of her death to be, accidental drowning.
According to an Emirati news outlet, the actress’s death has been ruled an accident and any criminal suspicion in the death has been ruled out.
Her body is expected to be flown back to India later today after her family receives the laboratory reports conducted by Dubai’s General Department of Forensic Evidence, reported the Khaleej Times.
The actress was in Dubai with her family, including husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Khushi and Jhanvi, to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.
Sridevi’s body could not be repatriated on Sunday as the final investigation reports from Dubai Police were not ready by late evening, Khaleej Times quoted officials dealing with the legal formalities.
The actress reportedly had a fainting spell in her bathroom and was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai.
According to the report, the hotel’s management had refused to comment on the matter and an employee stated that the matter is under police investigation.
“Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi and the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor,” said the statement, issued by the Yash Raj Films (YRF) on behalf of the family.
“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,” it said.