In a tragic development during the wee hours of Sunday morning, Bollywood actress Sridevi passed away in Dubai as a result of a massive cardiac arrest in Dubai. She was 54 and is survived by husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Jahnvi and Khushi. Amongst rumours of it being an internet hoax, the news of her death was confirmed by her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor.
Sridevi was with her family attending nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding in Dubai. Reports suggest that before the cardiac arrest, she had opted to stay back after the wedding in Dubai.
I just heard Ma’am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock…cant stop crying…
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) 24 February 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 24 February 2018
Have witnessed Sridevi’s life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma’s lullaby haunts me now. We’ll miss her
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) 25 February 2018
Sridevi’s death has shocked legions of her fans and the industry alike. Followers gathered outside her Mumbai residence to express their grief while Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted his commiserations this morning.
“Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace,” he said.
Just woke up to the terrible news of Sridevi passing. My heart goes out to her family. The world has lost a very talented person who left behind a huge legacy in film. #RIPSridevi
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) 25 February 2018
Sridevi, who made her acting debut at the age of four, had many big hits like Chandni and was especially noted for her impeccable timing as a comedienne. She took a 15-year-long break from movies in 1997, a year after her marriage, before making her Bollywood comeback with Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish in 2012.
She was last seen in her home production Mom. The thriller, like most of her recent works garnered positive response from critics and even attracted audiences to box offices.
Another day, another legend lost. RIP Sridevi.