The actress, age 54, died on Saturday “due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness”, police said. She was found in a hotel bathtub. Although It had earlier been reported that she died of cardiac arrest while at a family wedding in Dubai but post mortem result reveals she died as a result of loss of consciousness.
Prosecutors say a “comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death” is now complete and her body has been returned back to the family for burial arrangement. Sridevi is one of the few Indian actress that has achieved a lot in less than 5 decades. She appeared in nearly 300 films over five decades. Her acting career began at the age of four and by 13 she was cast in the adult role of a woman avenging her lover’s death. Meanwhile friends and family have gathered outside her home in Mumbai to pay their last respects ahead of the ceremony, which will take place in the city on Wednesday.