Actress Shonka Dukureh, who recently garnered attention for her role in the movie “Elvis”, has passed away… TMZ has learned.
Police say Shonka — who plays Big Mama Thornton in the film — was found dead in a bedroom of her Nashville apartment on Thursday. It was one of Shonka’s younger children who found her… the child then ran to alert the neighbor, who called 911 at 9:30 a.m.
At this time, the police say that there is no suspicion of any wrongdoing in the death of the actress.
Investigators are awaiting the results of the autopsy before determining the cause of death.
Shonka not only appeared in “Elvis”… she was also in Doja Cat’s “Vegas” music video, where she also played Big Mama Thornton.
Shonka was only 44 years old.