Brivywood's first female superstar Sridevi died on February 24 in a hotel in Dubai. She suffered a cardiac arrest when she took a bath on Saturday night and prepared for dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor.
Sridevi was in Dubai for the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah. She was accompanied by her younger daughter Khushi and Boney. Her husband flew back to India after the wedding on Wednesday and returned on Saturday to surprise his wife at the Emirates Towers Hotel where she lived. According to a report in the Times of India, the two chatted for 15 minutes before going to the bathroom. Boney knocked on the door after fifteen minutes, but broke it open after receiving no answer.
Boney found Sridevi lying unconscious in the bathtub. He called a friend for help and reported the death to the police at 9 pm. The report also said that while several media report reports of cardiac arrest as the cause of her death, there has been no confirmation so far. However, Sanjay Kapoor, Sridevi's brother-in-law, told the Dubai Khaleej Times: "We are completely shocked, she had no history of a heart attack."
An autopsy was performed on late Sunday evening and a charter flight was flown to Dubai for her corpse to bring back to India. Back her funeral will be held in Mumbai Pawan Hans at Juhu, Ville Parle.
Here are the LIVE updates:
Saiyammi Kher arrives at Anil Kapoor's apartment
15:15: Khaleej Times reports that the forensic report is released after two hours
3.07pm: Among those who Anil Kapoor's residence, to express his condolences, are Krishna Raj Kapoor and South Indian actor Nasser. The actor Kamal Haasan is expected to be in Mumbai soon. Haasan, who starred in more than 20 films with Sridevi, had posted a video message stating that Sridevi was committed to her work and that her fame was no coincidence.
14:08: The authorities in Dubai have stated that all formalities will be completed by 3:30 pm According to Indian consulate officials, a death certificate will also be issued. A relative of the family, Saurabh Malhotra, left the compound with the Indian consulate officer and was asked to return in half an hour.
14:44: Madhuri Dixit arrives at the residence of Anil Kapoor to pay her respect to Sridevi. The actor said on Sunday, "This is sad and shocking news." Sridevi was a hugely talented and versatile actress who looked at a treat during her career, and we really lost one of our most precious gems her performances creating a place in the hearts of people and was in many ways an inspiration to many.I like to remember meeting her when she was filming with us for an episode of Jhalak Dikhla Ja We danced together and It really will be a moment that I will treasure forever, my love, wishes and prayers to all your family. "
2.30pm: Khaleej Times reports that an official of the Indian Consulate was called to the morgue with a family member.
2:00 pm: Sridevis co-star from Mom, Sajal Ali, shared her experiences with the actor. "She was like my mother, I'm in shock right now … It feels like I'm losing my mother again," Sajal said of Sridevi. Read the full story here.
13:47 pm: Times of India reports that the forensic report confirms heart attack as the cause of Sridevis death. Official sources in Dubai say that nothing is suspicious about the nature of their deaths. A second autopsy, as previously reported, was ruled out. Nothing has been said officially so far.  13:44: Khaleej Times reports that Sridevi's body is still in the morgue and is "removed from repatriation for several hours"
13:36 pm: According to a report in the Gulf Times, more delay should be expected to bring Sridevis body back to Mumbai. Because her post-mortem report was not meaningful, a toxicological report was requested from Dubai's forensic department. The body will only be released when a report is submitted to the Dubai police. If the toxicological results are not conclusive, further investigations will be carried out.
13:23: Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra meet in the home of Anil Kapoor in Mumbai. They had also visited Anil's house on Sunday evening.
1.10pm: Jaya Prada talked about how warm her relationship was and how it was Sridevi's dream to see daughter Janhvi Kapoor debut on the big screen. Read the full story here.
1:00 pm: Ekta Kapoor is being chased for her tweet about Sridevis death. "The strongest women sometimes have the weakest hearts … # RIPSrideviji," she had tweeted. Her followers found the tweet insensitive, prompting the producer to tweet a clarification. "The bad guys know that one percent of the population can have a cardiac arrest, without heart problems or any kind of surgery! It's fate, not how evil gossip artists portray it!" She wrote.
12.25pm: Karan Johar tweets about Sridevis death. "The unpredictability of life strikes us only in times of tragedy … then, soon after we are stubborn and full of selfhood again …. I hope we can take stock of the contingencies of life and death and then rise above ours his own insecurities, "he wrote.
Shabana Azmi tweeted that she would cancel her Holi party as a sign of respect for Sridevi. "Our holi party in Janki Kurir will be canceled on the 2nd of March after the death of Sridevis," she tweeted.
12.23pm: The forensic department has yet to submit to the police in Dubai blood tests, a mandatory requirement to release the body. The results are expected in the next few hours, reports Khaleej Times
12.21pm: Choreographer Saroj Khan arrives at Anil Kapoor's apartment. "I still can not believe it, we can not believe it, we all loved it, I can not say anything else," she said.
12:15 pm: Before Sridevi's body can be returned to India, several procedures must be completed. Read it here.
11.30am: Dipti Naval, Farah Khan and Farhan Akhtar with his mother, Honey Irani arrive at Anil Kapoor's apartment.
11.29am: Sridevis's body is scheduled to arrive in San Francisco at 4.30pm (IST).
11:03: Rajinikanth arrives at the funeral of Sridevi in Mumbai. He had tweeted his condolences about her death on Sunday. "I'm shocked and very upset I lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend My heart goes to your family and friends I feel the pain with them #RIPSridevi … you'll be missing" he tweeted
10:40 am: Indian Consulate officials and Sridevis family have informed Khaleej Times that their body will be ready for repatriation with all from 1 to 2 pm, Dubai time (3:30 pm IST ) completed procedures. After receiving the police clearance and the forensic report, the other procedures, including immigration and embalming, would be completed in the next 3 to 4 hours.
10:14 am: Rajinikanth and some stars from the Telugu film industry are scheduled to attend the funeral, reports Times of India. Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna and Venkatesh, Bharathiraaja, K Raghavendra Rao, Ambareesh and Prakash Raj will probably be present.
10:04 am: Sridevi's corpse is still on Monday morning in the police department of the Dubai Police report in Khaleej Times. Their last rites could not take place at 11 o'clock, as previously reported by media.
9.33am: Images from outside the Sridevi House in Mumbai.
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9.30am: Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor arrive Sunday night for Sridevi's funeral Mumbai
9.22am: An Mumbai airport official informs HT that the charter flight has not yet flown to Mumbai
9:19 am: The Mumbai police have one Video clip from Sridevi tweeted achievement at their annual celebration umang. The 21-second video shows her wearing a cream-colored, sequined ghagra choli, dancing to Vinglish's hit song, Navrai Majhi Ladachi Ladachi Ga.
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8:00 am: #Sridevi will always be remembered. It's embarrassing to talk about her in the past tense. We have lost the biggest star of our country. I still can not believe it. It will take many years to register what actually happened: Anupam Kher in Mumbai  10:02 am, Feb. 26: Sridevis's body could not be repatriated on Sunday because the police's final investigation reports Dubai was not finished Late in the evening, officials who handled legal formalities were quoted by a Khaleej Times report.
Officials also said that these tests take up to 24 hours to complete after the usual protocols, when a person has died outside a hospital in Dubai. The same security and administrative records are also being followed by the police in this case.
22:00, February 26: Officials of the UAE have revealed that the autopsy of Siridevi has been completed and the family is now awaiting laboratory reports, conducted by the General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai Khaleej Times reported.
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