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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 June 2018

Sridevi dies in Dubai: Fans mourn death of Bollywood actress in Mumbai

Heartbroken fans on Monday awaited the arrival of the body of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor outside her home in Mumbai

Heartbroken fans on Monday awaited the arrival of the body of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor as tributes poured in for the actress who died in Dubai of a heart attack aged just 54.

Hundreds gathered outside her Mumbai home waiting to catch a glimpse of the star before she is cremated at a funeral service.

Dubai police are awaiting clearances ahead of issuing a death certificate so her family can take the body back home to Mumbai.

Sridevi was in the UAE to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah to Antara Motiwala.

"We want to see her one last time," said Laxmi Subbaramaiah, 48, outside Sridevi's house in the Andheri area of Mumbai - the heartland of the Bollywood film industry.

"All of my family members are big fans and we cried when we heard the news. We will wait here until her body comes back," he said.

Vishal More, 23, said he had travelled seven hours from Jalgaon district, around 400 kilometres away from Mumbai, to bid farewell to his favourite actress.

"I've been waiting all morning to catch a last glimpse of Sridevi. I have watched all of her movies. She is such an inspiration," he said.

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