The actress Shonka Dukureh, who gained attention for her role in the Elvis movie, passed away at 44.
Shonka, who plays Big Mama Thornton in the film, was found dead inside her Nashville apartment Thursday. Shonka’s young child found her… the child ran to alert a neighbor, who called 911 around 9:30 am.
Currently, police do not suspect foul play in the actress’ death.
In order to determine the cause of death, investigators are awaiting autopsy results.
In addition to her role in “Elvis,” she played the Big Mama Thornton character in Doja Cat’s “Vegas” music video.
Rest in Peace.