Shonka Dukureh, recognized for enjoying the position of singer Huge Mama Thornton within the newest launched movie Elvis, has died on the age of 44, officers confirmed on Thursday.
In accordance with the Metro Nashville Police Division assertion, Dukureh was discovered useless in her Nashville residence, the place she lived together with her two younger kids.
One of many kids discovered Dukureh unresponsive in her bed room and ran to a neighbor’s residence. The neighbor then known as 911.
No foul play is suspected by the officers, though an post-mortem will decide the precise explanation for loss of life, police mentioned. No additional particulars have been launched.
Dukureh was greatest recognized for her efficiency alongside Austin Butler within the Elvis biopic. She additionally carried out onstage with Doja Cat at Coachella this 12 months to collaborate on the track Vegas for the Elvis soundtrack.