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‘Elvis’ actress Shonka Dukureh, 44, discovered useless in her Nashville rental

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‘Elvis’ actress Shonka Dukureh, 44, discovered useless in her Nashville rental

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“Elvis” actress Shonka Dukureh, who performed Giant Mama Thorton within the movie, used to be discovered useless Thursday in a bed room at her rental in Nashville, police showed. She used to be 44. 

The Metro Nashville Police Division stated there have been no indicators of foul play. Post-mortem effects are pending from the clinical examiner.

Dukureh, a Fisk College graduate and Nashville singer, shared the rental along with her two babies, police stated. One of the crucial youngsters discovered her unresponsive and went to the rental of a neighbor, who referred to as 911 in a while sooner than 9:30 a.m., police stated.

The “Elvis” actress had a theater level from Fisk and graduated from Trevecca Nazarene with an schooling level, WPLN-FM reported. 

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In an interview with the station previous this month, Dukureh published she’s been making a song in Nashville church buildings since she used to be younger and is referred to as one of the crucial best possible on the town. 

‘Elvis’ actress Shonka Dukureh, 44, discovered useless in her Nashville rental

“Elvis” actress Shonka Dukureh, who performed Giant Mama Thorton, used to be discovered useless Thursday in a bed room at her rental in Nashville, police showed. She used to be 44. 
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As well as, she published she taught 2d grade for a time frame after which labored with interior town adolescence via after-school and summer time methods. 

Dukureh additionally shared the degree at Coachella this yr with rapper Doja Cat. 

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“My private condolences to the circle of relatives of Shonka Dukureh. Shonka graduated from @Fisk1866 and referred to as Nashville house for a few years,” Nashville Mayor John Cooper tweeted.  

Davidson County in Tennessee additionally paid tribute to the past due actress announcing, “Her robust voice and artistry will live to tell the tale via her song, and we honor her reminiscence in this unhappy day.”

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The Related Press contributed to this document. 

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