Sridevi death LIVE updates: Mumbai Airport officials confirm the mortal remains are expected to arrive between 12 pm – 2 pm
We are still struggling to come in terms with the fact Sridevi is no more. The veteran, who was just 55, passed away after suffering a major cardiac arrest in Dubai last night. As a source close to the family revealed, “Sridevi was not ailing of any major sickness which is why this news is so shocking. She has been fit and hale and hearty for a long time. She suffered a massive cardiac arrest in Dubai where she was on a short break and passed away after doctors could not bring her back. This was something that no one expected.” Sridevi, along with her husband, Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi were in Dubai to attend Mohit Marwah’s wedding. However, she decided to extend her stay at the hotel, while Boney and Khushi came back to Mumbai a day before yesterday. Their elder daughter Janhvi unfortunately couldn’t be a part of the wedding as she was busy shooting for her debut film, Dhadak. Little did she know that she would never get to see her mom again….Also read: Sridevi’s exceptional contribution to South cinema will always be revered – looking back at her best films
But obviously, the entire nation is devastated by this heartbreaking news of Sridevi’s untimely demise. Where condolence wishes are pouring all over the internet. Celebs right from Rajinikanth to Priyanka Chopra are paying their last respect by sharing some fond memories with the actress, who was nothing less than a gift to the industry. Here, scroll down to get LIVE updates, as and how the proceedings for the last rituals begin…
Latest pic from Sridevi’s Mumbai residence:
As per Mumbai International Airport officials, Sridevi’s mortal remains are expected to arrive by cargo or private jet between 12 pm to 2 pm.”Right now, police are engaged in forensics report. We are in touch with the family & local authorities to provide all possible assistance,” said Indian Ambassador to UAE Navdeep Singh Suri.
Tamannaah Bhatia feels cinema has “lost its magic” with Sridevi’s demise…
There’s nothing more heartbreaking than losing someone you look up to tremendously. Sridevi was the magic that made us believe in the beauty of cinema. Still can’t believe she’s no more. Darkest day for cinema. RIP #Sridevi pic.twitter.com/xuFwS9iq1B
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) February 25, 2018
Lata Mangeshkar is speechless…
Yaqeen nahi ho raha ki itni choti umr mein Sridevi chali gayi.Kya kahu’n kuch samajh mein nahi aaraha hai.Boney Kapoor aur unki do betiyo’n ke dukh mein main shamil hun.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) February 25, 2018
Rana Daggubatti and SS Rajamouli mourn the death of the “Lady superstar”
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) February 25, 2018
Shocked to hear the sad news. The first Lady Superstar of the Country. 50 of those 54 years as an actress par excellence. What a journey..and such an unexpected end. May your soul rest in peace.
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) February 25, 2018
Sushant Singh Rajput hopes this is a “bad dream”
I’m shocked and heartbroken. I wish this was all a bad dream and that I wake up from it soon. RIP Sridevi ji pic.twitter.com/6hcqR8RCFY
— Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) February 25, 2018
Aamir Khan took to Twitter and expressed his grief
“I am deeply disturbed and saddened by the untimely and tragic passing away of Srideviji. I have always been a huge fan of her work. Equally I have always been an admirer of the grace and dignity with which she conducted herself. My heartfelt condolences to everyone in the family. I join all the millions of her fans in mourning her demise. Ma’am, we will always remember you with love and respect.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbacchhan) February 25, 2018
South legends Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth are equally shattered:
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) February 25, 2018
I’m shocked and very disturbed. I’ve lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I feel the pain with them #RIPSridev … you will be missed.
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) February 25, 2018
Ram Gopal Verma penned a moving condolence letter saying, “I HATE SRIDEVI FOR DYING”
I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cell phone and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more. I thought that either it’s a nightmare or a hoax and I went back to sleep. An hour later I woke up to check and there were around 50 messages informing me of the same.Back in the times when I was in an engineering college in Vijayawada, I happened to see her first telugu film “padaharella vayasu”. I was awestruck with her Beauty and I walked out of the theatre in a daze thinking that she cannot be a real person and she has to be some fantasy form who somehow has taken a human shape. Then I saw her various other films,all of which constantly created a higher bench mark of both her talent and her beauty ..To me she looked like some being who has come from some other world in the outer space as a favour to bless us for a little while for all the good we might have done in this world. Here, read his full post below:
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) February 25, 2018
PM Narendra Modi tweeted:
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: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
Union Minister Piyush Goyal: I was shocked to hear the news of her demise. She played an important role in the field of performing arts. We all have seen her capabilities on the screen. This is a huge loss for the nation. I give my heartfelt condolences to her family.
Amar Singh: “Jis shaadi (Dubai) mein woh gayin thi, main bhi wahin tha. Doosre din maine ek summit mein jaane ka decision liya. Mujhe dukh hai ki maine yeh decision liya,varna unke saath samay bitaane ka avsar milta
Union Minister for Textiles and Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani: , “Sridevi – a powerhouse of acting , a long journey embellished with success comes to a sudden end. My condolences to her loved ones and fans.”
Soon condolence tweets started pouring in…
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about the untimely demise of #Sridevi ji.. my condolences to the family. R.I.P
— Jackie Shroff (@bindasbhidu) February 25, 2018
Extremely saddened to hear that Sridevi is no more with us. My prayers are with the family.
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) February 25, 2018
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 24, 2018
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about #Sridevi Ji. My prayers and condolences to the family.
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) February 24, 2018
I am at a loss for words & jolted as if struck by lightening at this late hour of the night to learn about the shocking & tragic news & untimely demise of #Sridevi ji. Heartbroken. She was India’s sweetheart, an incredible artiste & a beautiful human being. Gone too soon. RIP. pic.twitter.com/VEIveFY4tw
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) February 24, 2018
Ye Lamhe , ye pal hum har pal yaad karenge.. ye mausam chale gaye toh hum fariyad karenge.. #RIPSridevi
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Amitabh Bachchan was among the first one who hinted about a sad demise, even before the news could hit the web..
T 2625 – न जाने क्यूँ , एक अजीब सी घबराहट हो रही है !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 24, 2018
Well, clearly nobody wants to believe Sridevi is no more. Keep watching this space for latest updates.