Elvis Actress Shonka Dukureh Passed Away In Nashville Apartment, What Exactly Happened To Her?


Singer and Actress Shonka Dukureh ( Source : Twitter )

Does Shonka Dukureh was a singer and actress who portrayed Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton, who was found dead in her Nashville apartment. 

Dukureh was an actress and singer who emerged in the music world with her hard work. She has the talent for music from her granny, mama, momma, and family. Nonetheless, the actress's demise left her two children on July 21, 2022. 

Elvis Actress Shonka Dukureh Wikipedia

Shonka is known for her act in the new streaming movie by Baz Luhrmann Elvis. The actress emerged with the role of Big Mama Thornton and Pentecostal singer. 

Additionally, Dukureh has worked alongside Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Oliva De Jonge, Helen Thomson, David Wenham, and more actors. It is the first movie she made an impact on in 2022. After that, she worked on the music video Doja Cat: Vegas as herself. 

Moreover, Dukureh is the first actress to record the song Hound Dog. Later, she got acknowledged by the audience after her guise by Elvis Presley. She got featured on the soundtrack and got an impression from the movie's soundtrack. 

This April 2022, Dukureh performed during the Coachella music festival with Doja Cat. CW30 Memphis has shared the interview with the actress. They have captioned, '@ElvisMovie is rocking the box office! Singer and actress @iamshonkadukureh shared her experience portraying Big Mama Thornton in the new film with CW30 for an exclusive interview.'

Dukureh has reposted the interview on her Instagram page. She has thanked Christopher B Franklin for thinking enough of me to offer this platform. She has mentioned her family has modeled and instilled her talent in her. 

Shonka Dukureh Was Found Death At Her Apartment By Her Children At Age 44

Dukureh died at age 44 in her Nashville apartment. She died in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, on July 21, 2022. Also, her two children have found her in an unresponsive situation. After the incident, her kids asked neighbors for help. 

According to Pitchfork, the medical examiner is working on the reason for the actress's death. Dukureh flourished in Charlotte, North Carolina. Later, she moved to Nashville and joined Fisk University. She has completed her bachelor's degree in Theater. 

Later, Dukureh attended Trevecca Nazarene University and completed her master's degree in Education. However, the actress has the intention to lead her way in teaching. She started her life in performance. 

At the press conference for the movie Elvis, Dukureh said she is a self-taught singer. She taught herself to sing and play a musical instruments like drums and harmonica. 

Was Shonka Dukureh Married With A Husband?

Dukureh has kept her husband out of the media. She has not disclosed her marital life. However, she had two children whose father's name is forthcoming. Although the singer is active on the social platform, she has not shared the relevant person. 

Shonka Dukureh starred as Big Mama Thornton in ‘Elvis’
Shonka Dukureh starred as Big Mama Thornton in ‘Elvis’ ( Source : Twitter )

Her children first saw Dukureh's condition in the apartment and asked a neighbor to help them. Currently, the medical team is working on the autopsy of the actress to find out the reason for her death. Before her death, she impacted the Baz Luhrmann movie, Elvis. 

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