Breaking: Elvis actor Shonka Dukureh found dead at 44

The blues singer Shonka Dukureh, who most recently appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s musical biopic Elvis, has passed away, according to The Tennessean.

According to Nashville police, Dukureh was discovered in the bedroom of the apartment she shared with her two kids and portrayed influential singer Big Mama Thornton in.
Dukureh’s website states that she received her initial training as an elementary school teacher before pursuing a career in music.

Breaking: Elvis actor Shonka Dukureh found dead at 44

According to THR, she continued working with children through summer and after-school programs even as she pursued a career in acting.

She had previously worked as a session musician for many artists, including Jamie Liddell and Nick Cave, before making her film debut with Elvis.

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