Baz Luhrmann and Doja Cat expressed their condolences to the Elvis star Shonka Dukureh on social media, who was discovered lifeless in her Nashville’s residence on Thursday on the age of 44.
Following her demise information, the director of Elvis turned to Instagram and shared three photographs of the actress in her final function of Huge Mama Thornton in Elvis biopic film.
Within the caption, he wrote, “A particular gentle went out right now and the entire Elvis film household are heartbroken by the lack of Shonka Dukureh. From the second she got here into our world, Shonka introduced pleasure, spirit and naturally her voice and her music. Each time she was on set, on stage and even simply within the room, everybody at all times felt uplifted.
Baz additionally recounted the times of the biopic and the way blessed he really feel to spend worthwhile time together with her.
“A favourite phrase of Shonka’s, in day by day use, was “blessings,” and I, together with the whole Elvis solid, crew and musical collaborators, really feel actually blessed to have had time together with her,” he stated.
He added, “We ship all our love and help to Shonka’s kids and household at the moment.
Along with Baz, Doja Cat additionally paid her homage to the actress.
“Relaxation in Peace Shonka… An unimaginable expertise taken from us too quickly. Was a real honor attending to know her and I’m so grateful to her for lending her unimaginable vocals to ‘Vegas.’ Her wonderful efficiency in Elvis amongst her different artistry will dwell on. Sending my deepest condolences to her family members,” wrote the Grammy winner on IG story.