‘Elvis’ Actress Shonka Dukureh Found Dead In Apartment

Actress Shonka Dukureh, who recently gained attention for her role in the “Elvis” movie has died … TMZ has learned.

Cops say Shonka — who plays Big Mama Thornton in the film — was found dead Thursday in a bedroom inside her Nashville apartment. It was one of Shonka’s young children who found her … the child then ran to alert a neighbor, who called 911 around 9:30 AM.

At this time, police say there’s no foul play suspected in the actress’ death.

Investigators are awaiting autopsy results before they can determine a cause of death.

Not only did Shonka appear in “Elvis” … she was also in Doja Cat’s “Vegas” music video, where she played the Big Mama Thornton role as well.

Shonka was only 44.


Source/Credits for the news: TMZ

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