Sridevi passes away at 54, after suffering a cardiac arrest
The veteran actor passed away yesterday night while attending a family function in Dubai
Veteran actor Sridevi has passed away, a family member said. She was 54.
The actor, 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, said: "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 actor Sonam Kapoor's cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi Kapoor.
Sridevi started her career as a child artiste at the age of 5 in the Tamil film Thunaivan. She became a popular face of Tamil Nadu after getting featured in "Nalla Paerai Vaanga Vendum Pillaigale" song from Namnaadu.
She went on to act in multiple languages as a child artiste. She then made her debut as a heroine at the age of 13, through K Balachander's Moondru Mudichu. Following that she established herself as a talented actor by delivering a great performance in Bharathiraja's 16 Vayathinile. Her performance as Mayil won her a Filmfare award.
Sridevi is well known for her performance in iconic Tamil films like Sigappu Rojakkal, Priya, and Johnny, among many others. Her last film in Tamil was 2015's Puli, in which she played the role of an antagonist.
She was equally famous in the Bollywood industry for her films like Mr. India, Nagina, and Sadma. The actor made her last on-screen appearance in 2017's Mom.
The news of the death came as a shock for everyone, including those in the film industry, many of whom shared their thoughts on Twitter.
A beautiful story has ended.#SriDevi .— pcsreeram (@pcsreeram) February 25, 2018
May her soul rest in peace.
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
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
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
Still can’t believe it. She was truly iconic. Shocked. #Sridevi— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 25, 2018
Shocked to Hear the Demise of Iconic actress Sridevi Garu ! Really Sad News . Condolences to Her Family , Near & dear ones . #Sridevi— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) February 25, 2018
Shocked & disturbed with the news of #Sridevi garu's demise. She truly was the epitome of everything amazing as an actor & a woman. My all time favourite actress.. Gone too soon. Strength to her family & loved ones. May her soul Rest in Peace.— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) February 25, 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 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
An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon...— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 24, 2018
Woken up to this tragic news. Absolute shock. Sad. Heartfelt condolences to Boney and their two daughters!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 25, 2018
SHOCKING. JOLTED. Am I having a horrible dream. Sridevi no more? This is SO SO SAD. AND SO SO NOT FAIR. One of the most brilliant, elegant and talented actresses ever. The queen of Indian cinema. And a friend. Worked with her in so many movies. So many amazing memories.....— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 25, 2018
Is Sridevi really dead? Can somebody wake me up and tell me that it’s just a bad dream?— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) February 25, 2018
Rest in Peace #Sridevi Mam.. Mam u wil be remembered forever— Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) February 25, 2018
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
I just can’t believe it’s true... All my love & strength to the family. As gorgeous as an Angel & now amidst them. RIP #Sridevi— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTheQueen) February 24, 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
Shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of one of Hindi cinema’s greatest superstars. I grew up on her movies. She will always be one of my favourite actors of all time. May her soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to her family. RIP #Sridevi— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) 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