Mumbai, February 25: Veteran actor Sridevi Kapoor died on Saturday in Dubai after she lost her battle to sudden cardiac arrest. The actress was in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with younger daughter Khushi Kapoor and other family members to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah. Also Read - Mask Parottas: Tamil Nadu Restaurant Steps up Game to Create COVID-19 Awareness, Makes Edible Parottas Shaped Like Face Masks

According to Khaleej Times, the 53-year-old actress fell unconscious in the bathroom of her hotel room, in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai at 11 pm and died on her way to the hospital. Also Read - 'That Was Full Mithun Chakraborty': Netizens Left in Splits Over Viral Video of Monkey Wrapping Cloth Like Face Mask With Ultra Swag

The report further states that the autopsy on Sridevi’s body was completed and the family is now waiting for the final lab reports before the actress’ mortal remains are taken back to India. Also Read - Harvard, MIT File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over Visa Row For Foreign Students

However, the authorities at the hospital also confirmed that the mortal remains of Sridevi won’t be handed over to her family on Sunday night.

The family members of Sridevi who are gathered at her residence in Mumbai released a statement on Sunday evening. . ALSO READ: Sridevi No More: Anil, Sonam And Arjun Kapoor, Rekha, Rani Mukerji, Karan Johar And More Gather To Condole Actress’ Death

“Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi and the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked by the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor. They thank the entire media for their prayers, support and sensitivity during their time of grief. Late Sridevi Kapoor’s body will arrive in India tomorrow. We will update you on all further information as and when it’s available to us. Request you to kindly reach out to us on everything related to this and we urge you to please not call the family for information on the same,” the statement issued by the family read.

The family also informed that Sridevi never had any history of heart ailments.

“We are completely shocked. She had no history of heart-related ailments,” actor Sanjay Kapoor told Khaleej Times. Kapoor reached Dubai this morning after receiving the news of Sridevi’s sudden demise.

The sudden demise of Sridevi has shocked the nation. Videos of Sridevi at the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah, are widely shared on social media.

The actress was known for her iconic movies like “Lamhe” “Chandni” “Mr India” “Sadma” and “Himmatwala”. A versatile actor was not only famous in Bollywood, before entering the Hindi film industry she had also ruled in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry.

After her marriage to producer-director Boney Kapoor, Sridevi had taken a 15-year break from movies. She made a return in 2012 with “English Vinglish”, which received positive reviews from critics worldwide.