Less than a month since the 2022 release Elvis biography, Shonka DucrePlaying Big Mama Thornton in the movie, was found dead in her Nashville home. She was 44 years old.
“There is no fraudulent play in today’s death of actress Shonkadukure, 44, who played Big Mama Thornton. This year’s Elvis movieThe official account of the Metro Nashville Police tweeted on Thursday, July 21st. [University] The graduate was found dead in her Kothe Wayapt bedroom, which she shared with her two young children. “A spokesperson for Davidson County Medical Inspector said E!news The actress’s body is detained for autopsy.
Doucre makes her movie debut Elvis, R & B singer Thornton is drawn. The artist who first recorded “Hound Dog” and later became one of Presley’s signature songs.Doucre Powerful cover of hits Appears in the movie soundtrack.
Dukureh was a fixture in her Nashville community. She graduated from Fisk University in Music City, one of the leading HBCUs in the country, and her two mothers were gospel singer who worked as elementary school teachers.
“After teaching a little second grade at Buena Vista Elementary School in the metro school, I did after-school programming and summer programming with young people in the city center. These programs are what kids need during breaks. There is a positive place, “Dukre said. WPLN In June, she laughed at how surprised her ex-student was to be in Elvis. “They said,’Wow! Sonka-san! Really?'” I’m still Shonka-san! “
in the meantime Slow star May have made her big break at Elvis, her career was already up earlier this year and offered her vocals Doja Cat Tracked “Vegas” at Coachella in April and co-starred with “Say So” artists.
Doja Cat took up the Instagram story in honor of the “too early” singer when he heard the news of Doucre’s death.
“Sonka sleeps peacefully – an incredible talent was quickly taken away from us. It was a real honor to know her. Very much to her who lent her vocals to” Vegas “. “Thank you,” wrote the singer “Kiss Me More” on Thursday. “Among her other artists, her wonderful performance at Elvis will continue. She would like to extend her heartfelt condolences to her loved ones.”
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