‘Elvis’ actress Shonka Dukureh found dead in Nashville apartment

Shonka Dukureh cause of death 

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, Shonka Dukureh, the actress who played Big Mama Thornton in the film ‘Elvis,’ has died. She was 44 years old.

Dukureh was discovered dead in the bedroom of her Kothe Way apartment in Nashville on Thursday, according to police. Her two young children shared the apartment with her.

There is no evidence of foul play, according to authorities. At this time, no additional information about her death has been released. Fisk University graduate Dukureh recently made her big screen debut in ‘Elvis.’

She also performed Doja Cat’s hit song ‘Vegas’ with the musician this year at Cochella. The Elvis biopic was released on June 24, 2022, and it outperformed Top Gun in its first weekend.

Shonka Dukureh cause of death 

Shonka’s cause of death has not been identified, but police do not suspect foul play.  Shonka Dukureh died at the age of 44.


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