PM Modi condoles Sridevi's sudden death says, 'Saddened by the untimely demise'

A file photo of (left) Narendra Modi and (right) Sridevi. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2018, 02.19 AM (IST)

PM Narendra Modi reacts to the sudden and tragic death of veteran actress Sridevi. Indian Prime Minister 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."

The actor, the wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding.

Confirming the news, a source close to the family said, "Yes it's true. She was in Dubai while some of the other family members came back to India. We hear it's cardiac arrest."

While some of her family members returned from Dubai after the wedding, Sridevi, Boney and her younger daughter Khushi stayed back. Her elder daughter -- Janhvi -- had not travelled with the family because of the shooting schedule for her upcoming Bollywood film, her first in the industry.

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Bollywood actors including Riteish Deshmukh, Priyanka Chopra, Bhagyashree, Sushmita Sen, Nimrat Kaur, Richa Sharma took to Twitter to express grief over the loss.

Here is her last visual:

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