Sridevi died of accidental drowning: Gulf News

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, Bollywood actress Sridevi arrives for a promotional event in Hyderabad, India. Sridevi, Bollywood’s leading lady of the 1980s and ’90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54. The actress, known by one name, was described as the first female superstar in India’s male-dominated film industry. Her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor speaking to the Indian Express online confirmed she died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Dubai due to cardiac arrest.(AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)


Bollywood actor Sridevi died of accidental drowning, the Dubai-based Gulf News said today.

The paper quoted the UAE government’s forensic report on its official Twitter handle.

The cause of death is listed as accidental drowning in the report.

A copy of the forensic report, attached with the post, has a stamp of the “Ministry of Health UAE” and the director of preventive medicine, Dubai, Dr Sami Wadie.

The newspaper also said in a report that the actor was under the influence of alcohol. She fell into the bathtub and drowned, it added.

Sridevi, 54, died on Saturday late night in a Dubai hotel. She had stayed back in Dubai after a family wedding.

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