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Bollywood star death 'accidental drowning'

BBC News logo BBC News 26/02/2018
MUMBAI, INDIA - 2017/12/19: Indian film actress Sridevi attend the Red carpet event of Zee Cine Awards 2018 at MMRDA Ground, Bandra in Mumbai. (Photo by Azhar Khan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) © Getty MUMBAI, INDIA - 2017/12/19: Indian film actress Sridevi attend the Red carpet event of Zee Cine Awards 2018 at MMRDA Ground, Bandra in Mumbai. (Photo by Azhar Khan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor died of accidental drowning according to a Dubai forensics report.

It had earlier been reported that the actress, known simply as Sridevi, died of cardiac arrest on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai.

MUMBAI, INDIA - DECEMBER 26: Bollywood actor Sridevi during wedding reception of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma at St Regis Hotel, Lower Parel on December 26, 2017 in Mumbai, India. Actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli, who were married in a private ceremony on December 11 in Italy, held their first wedding reception on December 21 at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave in Delhi. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) © Getty MUMBAI, INDIA - DECEMBER 26: Bollywood actor Sridevi during wedding reception of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma at St Regis Hotel, Lower Parel on December 26, 2017 in Mumbai, India. Actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli, who were married in a private ceremony on December 11 in Italy, held their first wedding reception on December 21 at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave in Delhi. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Over five decades, Sridevi featured in almost 300 films, including classics Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz and Sadma.

Top Bollywood figures, sporting giants and leading politicians reacted with shock to the death.

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The forensics report has been released by Dubai police to Sridevi's family and the Indian consulate, the Gulf News says.

The paper said the report could mean a delay to the repatriation of the body.

The final post-mortem report is not yet completed.

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