Shonka Dukureh, a “Elvis” performer and actress, was discovered dead in her Nashville residence 

Shonka Dukureh, a "Elvis" performer and actress, was discovered dead in her Nashville residence

Shonka Dukureh, a “Elvis” performer and actress, was discovered dead in her Nashville residence 

Shonka Dukureh, an American actress best known for playing Big Mama Thornton in the movie Elvis, was discovered dead in her Nashville residence on Thursday, according to authorities.

44 was Dukureh’s age.

According to a statement from the Metro Nashville Police Department, one of Dukureh’s two small children discovered mom unconscious in the bedroom of the apartment the family shared.

Elvis' Actress Shonka Dukureh Found Dead By Her Young Child | The Daily Caller

He then hurried to call a neighbor. Authorities said the neighbor phoned the police at 9:27 a.m.

There is no evidence of wrongdoing. The reason of Dukureh’s death is now listed as “unclassified.”

The Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to provide the autopsy findings to the police.


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