Bollywood actress Sridevi passed away in her hotel room in the Emirates Towers, Dubai at 11pm on Saturday, a source in the Indian Consulate in Dubai revealed.
She reportedly had a fainting spell in her bathroom and was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai. Sources in the Indian Consulate stated that she was brought dead to the hospital.
“Her mortal remains were handed over to the forensic department,” the source added.
Consul General of India Vipul said, “We are working with the Dubai Police to expedite the procedure to repatriate her body to India.”
Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri tweeted his condolences to the family stating, “Absolutely shocked to get the report about the untimely demise of #Sridevi. Conveyed my condolences to the family. Our consulate in Dubai is working with local authorities to provide all possible assistance.”
Meanwhile, Suri told Khaleej Times, “We are working with the local government and we are in touch with the family to help repatriate her body to India as soon as possible.”