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Sridevi had no history of heart disease. We are completely shocked, says family

Informing that Sridevi had no history of heart attack, her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor has told media that the family was in shock with the sudden death of the actor.

bollywood Updated: Feb 25, 2018 14:38 IST
Dubai, Indo Asian News Service
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Sridevi died on February 24, 2018, in Dubai due to cardiac arrest.(AP)

Sridevi, who died late Saturday following a cardiac arrest in Dubai, had no history of a heart attack, her brother-in-law and actor Sanjay Kapoor has said. Sanjay added that the whole family was in shock with the sudden demise of the veteran actress. Sanjay landed in Dubai on Sunday morning.

The actress, 54, died on Saturday night at around 11pm after suffering a cardiac arrest. In an interview to Khaleej Times, Sanjay said that Sridevi was in the hotel bathroom when it happened. “We are completely shocked. She had no history of a heart attack,” he said.

Sridevi was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actress Sonam Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi. She exuded elegance in her appearances -- photos and videos that were now being shared on social media as her “last”. The family had checked out of the RAK Waldorf Astoria on February 22, after the wedding. While everyone else returned, Sridevi decided to stay back for some shopping and shifted to Emirates Towers Hotel, according to another report in Khaleej Times.

Her elder daughter Jahnvi, who is due to make her Bollywood debut, was in Mumbai.

Sridevi’s body is expected to be flown to Mumbai via a special chartered flight on Sunday evening for the last rites but the timings were not confirmed yet, according to official sources.

Sridevi, who stepped into showbiz at an age of four, is known for performances in Mr. India, Nagina, Sadma, ChalBaaz, Chandni, Khuda Gawah, among many others in different Indian languages.

The Padma Shri recipient made a comeback to Bollywood in 2012 with English Vinglish after a long break of 15 years. She was last seen in Mom in 2017.

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First Published: Feb 25, 2018 14:36 IST