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Shonka Dukureh, the actress best known for playing Big Mama Thornton in Elvis, has died

Actress Shonka Dukureh, best known most recently for her role as Big Mama Thornton elvis, was found dead in her apartment by her son from Nashville. as reported tmzThe cause of 44-year-old Dukureh’s death is still not known. Who was being praised for her work in the film and she is the mother of two children. It was a minor who, seeing his mother dead, went to the neighbour.

While the facts are being investigated, Nashville Police state via their website that there is no evidence that a crime has been committed. Meanwhile, researchers Waiting for the post mortem results To determine what happened to Shonka Dukureh.

Mayor of Nashville, John Cooper, wrote and highlighted the singer’s talent: “Her powerful voice and art Will continue to live through your music, And we honor his memory on this sad day.”

Shonka Dukureh Was Also A Singer And Performed With Doja Cato At Coachella.
Shonka Dukureh was also a singer and performed with Doja Cato at Coachella.@iamshonkadukureh

The director of the film also wanted to pay tribute to him on social networks: “Today a special light went out and the whole family elvis She is saddened by the loss of Shonka Dukureh,” she said on her Instagram account. “Whenever I was on the sets, on stage, or alone in the room, everyone always felt uplifted. Shonka was getting an audience great with his tremendous talent, and I got to see her turn on the whole crowd at Coachella. With the entire cast, crew and musical collaborators elvisI feel really blessed to be spending time with him.”

While many discovered Shonka Dukureh’s talent through his work elvis, She had long been pursuing a virtuous career. He was born on 3 September 1977 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America. Her life was marked by acting from a young age, she earned a bachelor’s degree in theater at Risk University and years later, in 2003, Tennessee Theater Award Won For Best Music Direction or Interpretation for His Participation in american couple,

However, the world will find him for his role elvis, Where he caught everyone’s attention not only with his performance but also with his voice. Big Mama Thornton was a blues singer, a pioneer of rock and roll, who greatly influenced the young Elvis Presley. she was the first to sing “hunting dog”A topic the King of Rock covered in 1956.

Also recently interpreter Sung with Doja Cat at Coachella And took part in one of the last videos of the singer “Vegas”.

elvis presley biopic trailer

elvis Based on the life and work of the singer known as the King of Rock. The film depicts his complicated relationship with his mysterious representative, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The film is told from the perspective of Parker, delving into the dynamic between the two over the course of more than 20 years, from their rise to their universal stardom.

At the center of this journey is one of the most important and influential people in Elvis’ life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJong). To play other iconic musical artists in the film, Baz Luhrmann (the great Gatsby, red mill) leaned towards singer-songwriter Yola as Sister Rosetta Tharpe and model Elton Mason as Little Richard.

“45 years after his death, Elvis Presley is, in the eyes of Baz Luhrmann, a model to hold together”, Criticism of LA NACION adds. ,The Australian director once again resorted to his flamboyant, opulent, exuberant and pungent style to show that the king’s brief and hectic passage through this world of rock and roll was a sum of dream life that long ago disappointed and was wasted. Put to the test -the critic continues-. They are gradual rehearsals of a discovery that has probably only reached the pinnacle in matters of music (with the incomparable fusion achieved by Elvis between gospel, rock, country and the black rhythms of that incomparable time) entirely without an architect of its own. is believed. The rest (movies, family life, bonding with his colleagues and other personalities of the time, travels around the world) was always what was possible for him, what might not have been. And when he finally found his way, it was too late.

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