Veteran actress Sridevi has passed away, a family member said. She was 54. The actress, who was in Dubai for a family function, reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest.
Confirming the news of her death, Sridevi’s brother-in-law and actor Sanjay Kapoor, told IANS: “Yes, it is true.”
Sanjay, however, could not reveal more details as he was on his way to Dubai.
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 Kapoor.
Sridevi has known for her performance is some of the iconic films like Mr India, Nagina, Sadma, Chaalbaaz, Chandni among many others. The Padma Shri recipient was last seen in Mom in 2017.
The news of death came as a shock for everyone in the film industry.
Here is what some of the Bollywood personalities tweeted:
Absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of #Sridevi. What a dark black terrible moment in time. Gutted.
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) February 24, 2018
I just heard Ma’am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock…cant stop crying…
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) February 24, 2018
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) February 24, 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Shocked!! Life is so damn unpredictable!! She was too young to leave us.. Just cant believe it! Such a huge loss.. Condolences to the family and friends.. RIP #Srideviji
— Kriti Sanon (@kritisanon) February 25, 2018
Really shocked ! Can’t believe it ! Extremely saddened by the news of Sridevi Ji I don’t have enough words to express.. I pray to god may her soul rest in peace.
— Govinda (@govindaahuja21) February 25, 2018
Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 25, 2018
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 25, 2018
Did not know that GODDESSES can be no more!!
Just CANNOT believe it!!
RIP #Sridevi ji !
My deepest condolences to Boney ji and family!!
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) February 25, 2018
Shocked stunned. Still see her laughing talking. Unbelievable. Actor par excellence. A school in herself.. learnt so much from her. Still can’t believe it . A huge loss. #Sridevi
— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) February 25, 2018
Extremely sad and shocked to hear about the sudden demise of my most favourite actor and role model, #Sridevi Ma’am.. this must be so difficult, my heartfelt condolences to the family🙏🏻😢 #RIPSridevi #gonetoosoon #heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/UOjhoMVKcq
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) February 25, 2018
Heartbreaking. #Sridevi ji was a megastar in her own right. She put the early cracks in the glass ceiling, & paved the way for female megastars that came after her. Her re-invention & comeback has been brilliant too. We lost more than a star, today. We lost a pioneer.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 25, 2018