Bollywood actress Sridevi passed away in her hotel room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, at 11pm on Saturday, a source in the Indian Consulate in Dubai revealed.
She reportedly had a fainting spell in her bathroom and was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai.
The hotel, however, refused to comment on the matter and an employee stated that it is under police investigation. Sources in the Indian Consulate said that she was brought dead to the hospital.
Sridevi drowned in her bathtub following a cardiac arrest, the report has confirmed. Traces of alcohol were found in her blood, the report further adds.
Social workers are working with the family members to complete the procedure of repatriation - the cancellation of passport, issuance of death certificate among others.
Once all the documents are collected, the family members will be handed over the body after submitting the documents.
The family is hopeful that the body might be ready for repatriation within next one hour.