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Elvis actress Shonka Dukureh found dead at home by one of her young children
Hollywood actress and singer Shonka Dukureh has died aged 44.The actress recently made her acting debut in the new Elvis Presley film and was found dead by one of her young children in her Nashville flat on Thursday morning, TMZ has reported.In the new Elvis biopic released last month, Shonka played blues singer Big Mama Thornton.READ MORE:Austin Butler 'went through hell' to play Elvis Presley in new big screen biopicAccording to Nashville police, she was found dead in the bedroom of her Antioch apartment that she shared with her kids.Her child is said to have run to a neighbour's house for help, and 911 was called.They added that no foul play is suspected in her death, though investigators will be awaiting autopsy reports before determining a cause of death.Fans and costars are taking to social media to mourn the actress and singer.Nashville Mayor John Cooper mourned her death with a tweet.He shared his condolences to the loved ones of Shonka and penned: "Her powerful voice and artistry will live on through her music, and we honour her memory on this sad day."One heartbroken fan shared a prayer for Shonka's loved ones on Twitter."Lord, please wrap her babies and loved ones in love and healing," the Twitter user wrote.Another tweeted: "Shonka Dukureh passing away is so heartbreaking. More than just a beautiful voice...