The 44-year-old actress Shonka Doucure has passed away. She became famous thanks to her role in the just-released musical biopic Elvis.
Dukureh was found dead in her apartment bedroom. She found one of her children not responding and her neighbor quickly called 911. An autopsy is expected to confirm the exact cause of death, but there is currently no suspicion of cheating.
According to Mayor John Cooper, Dukureh graduated from Fisk and lived in Nashville for a while. He said her music will continue her expressive voice and artistry.
Known Facts About Shonka Doucure
According to reports, Shonka Dukureh has a degree in theater from Fisk University in Nashville. Thereafter, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University.
To date, her only acting job is R&B singer and songwriter Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton. She had the opportunity to work with film producer Baz Luhrmann and actors such as Olivia DeJonge, Tom Hanks and Austin Butler, which turned out to be a fantastic opportunity for her. Here’s what she said about her screen persona:
In memory of Shonka Dukureh who sang Hound Dog so perfectly, you will never be forgotten🕊🤍 pic.twitter.com/SEkbWowk8
— cla top elvis x9 (@shannarabutler) July 21, 2022
“I knew it very well, I admire her, I respect her heritage, her spirit, everything she brings to her music, and I was able to do it because I did it and laid the groundwork for her,” he said. .
She obviously had an album she was working on and also played gospel music. Her involvement with Elvis is not only a tribute to the blues music genre, but also the inspiration for this album, which was named as a tribute to the pioneers of the rock and roll music revolution.
Dukureh was the parent of two children. Although not much is known about them, she has previously posted a video of herself and a masked young boy on her Instagram, and she has admitted that one of her boys likes her music.
At Coachella earlier this year, she shared the stage with Doja Cat. The pair worked together on the Elvis soundtrack song Vegas.
Twitter users pay tribute
Shonka Dukureh only appeared in one film, but everyone liked her voice and acting skills. As soon as people heard the news of her death, they tweeted their condolences.
Shonka Dukureh, who passed away at the age of 44, was described by one user as a legend.
Other users said Shonka Dukureh was “discovered” for her great voice, appeared in big budget films, performed with world-famous artists at Coachella, and collaborated with Doja Cat on one of the biggest singles of the year. and passed away shortly thereafter. year. This is terrible.
Shonka Dukureh was “discovered” with her amazing instrument, starred in blockbuster films, sang at Coachella with international superstars, and appeared in one of 2022’s biggest hits as Doja Cat, a year after she appeared in the world. left This is destructive.
— henny👽💖⚠️ check pronouns plz (@hennyondatweet) 22 July 2022
Shonka Dukureh’s loss was very tragic, users said. She said she had two children and she was more than just a lovely voice. Lord, surround her children and her family with your love and healing.
I recently heard an interview about appearing in Shonka Dukureh’s new Elvis movie. She can now rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to Shonka Dukureh’s family. Shonka Graduation @Fisk1866 And for many years Nashville has been called home. Her powerful voice and artistry will continue through her music, and we honor her memory on this sad day. https://t.co/0rjZ0lLWCg
— Mayor John Cooper (@JohnCooper4Nash) July 21, 2022
Her date of birth, occupation, education and personal life are all still a mystery.