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Vijay Raghavendra’s brother Sriimurali reveals Spandana had low blood pressure: ‘Did not wake up the next morning’

Aug 07, 2023 05:53 PM IST

Spandana's death sent shockwaves in the Kannada film industry. Amid reports of her death due to heart attack, Puneeth Rajkumar's family members break silence.

Vijay Raghavendra’s brother Sriimurali opened up about the death of the actor's wife Spandana. Spandana died on Monday in Bangkok where she was on a vacation. While reports claimed she suffered a heart attack, Sriimurali said details of the unfortunate incident will be provided on Tuesday. Also read: Kannada actor Vijay Raghavendra's wife passes away in Bangkok, CM and deputy CM pay condolences

Vijay Raghavendra’s brother Sriimurali on Spandana's death in Bangkok.
Vijay Raghavendra’s brother Sriimurali on Spandana's death in Bangkok.

Spandana death in Bangkok

Spandana married Vijay in 2007 after they fell in love. They reportedly have two kids. While Vijay is one of the popular actors in the Kannada film industry, Spandana also briefly appeared in the 2016 film Apoorva, alongside Ravichandran. Vijay is the cousin of late actor Puneeth Rajkumar who died in 2021 following a heart attack.

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Sriimurali on Spandana death

Talking about Spandana's death, Sriimurali briefly addressed the media in Karnataka. He told them that Spandana was travelling with her family in Bangkok while Vijay was occupied with shoots in India. He said, "Spandana slept on the night of August 6, and did not wake up the next morning due to low blood pressure. We will provide more information tomorrow."

Spandana's last rites

According to local reports, Spandana was immediately taken to a hospital on Monday morning after she collapsed. However, she was declared dead upon reaching the hospital. Reportedly Vijay and her father have reached Bangkok to bring back her mortal remains. They are expected to reach India on Tuesday when her last rites will be performed in Bengaluru as well.

Mourning the death of Spandana, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tweeted, "The news of the untimely death of famous Kannada actor Vijay Raghavendra's wife Spandana has come as a shock. I pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul. My condolences to the families of Vijaya Raghavendra and BK Shivaram who are saddened by the loss of Spandana.”

Meanwhile, fans were seen extending condolences to the actor and his family. An old video of Vijay and Spandana has surfaced online. The video features the actor getting emotional while talking about his wife on stage at an event. He talked about Spandana's support in his life and grew teary-eyed. The video is two-months-old.

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