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Death of actress Shonka Dukureh, recently discovered in “Elvis”

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Police in Nashville, Tennessee announce the death of the actress Shonka Dukurehcurrently starring in the film ” Elvis. “Mother of two young children, she was found by one of them in her apartment, this Thursday, July 21. Panicked, the child warned one of his neighbors who immediately alerted the emergency services. Unfortunately, it was too late. An autopsy is underway to determine the causes of the actress’s death.


Shonka Dukureh starred in the Elvis Presley biopic, playing singer Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton. The film’s director, Baz Luhrmann, paid tribute to him in an Instagram post.

The artist was also a singer. She had notably shared the stage of the Coachella festival with Doja Cat. At 44, her role in “Elvis” was her first film appearance after being a teacher for several years.