Shonka Dukureh, 44, a Star of “Elvis,” Was Discovered Dead in Her Nashville Apartment!

Shonka Dukureh, an actress known for her role in “Elvis,” was discovered dead in her residence in Nashville at the age of 44. The authorities in Nashville have stated that there were no indications of criminal activity.

Shonka Dukureh, 44, a Star of “Elvis,” Was Discovered Dead in Her Nashville Apartment!

According to reports from the Nashville police department, singer and actress Shonka Dukureh, who passed away on Thursday, played the role of Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton in the recently released film “Elvis” directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Shonka Dukureh, 44, a Star of "Elvis," Was Discovered Dead in Her Nashville Apartment!

Her age was 44. The body of Dukureh was discovered in the apartment in Nashville that she had been sharing with her two young children. According to the authorities, there was no sign of any foul play.

Shonka Dukureh, an actress best known for her role as Big Mama Thorton in the film “Elvis,” was discovered dead on Thursday in a bedroom of her residence in Nashville, according to the local police. Her age was 44.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, there were no indications that any criminal activity had taken place. The results of the autopsy are awaited from the medical examiner at this time.

According to the authorities, Dukureh lived in the flat with her two young children. She had graduated from Fisk University and was a singer in Nashville.

According to the authorities, one of the children saw that she was unresponsive and went to the apartment of a neighbor, who then dialed 911 just before 9:30 in the morning.

According to WPLN-FM, the actress who played Elvis Presley graduated from Fisk University with a degree in theater and from Trevecca Nazarene with a degree in education.

In an interview that took place earlier this month with the station, Dukureh disclosed that she has been singing in Nashville churches ever since she was a child and is considered to be one of the most talented singers in the city.

In addition, she disclosed that she had worked with children and teenagers from low-income neighborhoods during after-school and summertime programs. She had previously taught second grade.

In addition, Dukureh performed alongside the rapper Doja Cat at this year’s Coachella festival.

“Sincere sympathies go out to Shonka Dukureh’s family on their recent loss. Shonka received her degree from Fisk University in 1866 and has considered Nashville her home for a significant amount of time “The Mayor of Nashville, John Cooper, has been active on Twitter.

Shonka Dukureh, 44, a Star of "Elvis," Was Discovered Dead in Her Nashville Apartment!

The late actress was honored by Davidson County in Tennessee, which stated that “her tremendous voice and talent will live on via her music,” and that the county “honors her memory on this sad day.”

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