Most Beautiful Bollywood Actress Sridevi Died: Funeral Procession and Other Key Facts (Updated)


One of the most popular actresses – Sridevi Kapoor – died of accidental drowning at the age of 54.

Keep on reading to know the key facts and details.

Updated (4:00 am EST Feb. 28)

The body was wrapped in Indian tricolor: 

Thousands of fans have come to actress’s residence in Mumbai for the funeral procession:


Source: AFP


Updated (4:00 am EST Feb. 27)

  • Authorities haven’t still released Sridevi’s body for embalming and subsequent repatriation;
  • Sridevi’s stepson Arjun Kapoor has come to Dubai to be with his father Boney Kapoor;
  • Sridevi left her husband, Boney Kapoor, and their two daughters Jhanvi and Khushi;
  • Boney Kapoor is currently waiting for the body to be released back to India for the funeral;
  • “Procedures in such accidental cases are very normal. Based on the findings and results of the police procedures and post-mortem report, prosecutors will decide on the next step,” stated Dubai prosecutor.

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Death details


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superstar Sridevi, one of the Indian film industry’s most popular actresses, died from accidental drowning after passing out in her hotel bath in Dubai, police said Monday.

The actress was attending a nephew’s wedding in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“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 bathtub following loss of consciousness,” Dubai police tweeted.

According to a preliminary forensic report, traces of alcohol were found in her system.

Her death was previously reported to be from cardiac arrest.


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RIP, India’s icon 

On Monday hundreds of fans gathered outside her Mumbai home hoping to catch a final glimpse of her before she is cremated at a funeral service.

Her body was due to be flown back to Mumbai on Monday on a charter flight after authorities in the emirate allowed it to be released following a post-mortem.

‘We want to see her one last time,’ said 48-year-old Laxmi Subbaramaiah outside Sridevi’s house in the Andheri area of Mumbai – the heartland of film.

‘All of my family members are big fans and we cried when we heard the news. We will wait here until her body comes back,’ he said.

Vishal More, 23, said he had traveled seven hours from Jalgaon district, around 400 kilometers away from Mumbai, to bid farewell to his favorite actress.

‘I’ve been waiting all morning to catch a last glimpse of Sridevi. I have watched all of her movies. She is such an inspiration,’ he said.

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Bollywood Actress Sridevi Drown in Hotel Bathtub - Read New Details and Key Facts
Bollywood Actress Sridevi Drown in Hotel Bathtub - Read New Details and Key Facts
One of the most popular Bollywood actresses - Sridevi Kapoor - died of accidental drowning at the age of 54.

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