“Elvis” actor Shonka Dukureh, who was found dead in her Nashville, Tennessee, home final month, died of pure causes, in response to the native health worker’s workplace.
A spokesperson for the Davidson County Medical Examiner’s workplace stated the official reason behind demise was “hypertensive and atherosclerotic heart problems.”
Hypertension, additionally referred to as hypertension, is when the power of blood in opposition to artery partitions is just too excessive. Atherosclerosis is the thickening or hardening of the arteries brought on by a buildup of plaque, made up of fatty substances and ldl cholesterol, within the arteries’ inside lining, in response to Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Dukureh, a blues singer, died almost one month after the blockbuster biopic “Elvis,” her first main movie position, was launched in June. She performed Large Mama Thornton and her voice is on the movie’s model of the tune “Hound Canine.”
Dukureh was discovered lifeless within the Kothe Means house she shared together with her two younger kids on July 21 and no foul play was suspected in her demise, the Metro Nashville Police Division stated on the time. She was 44.
One among her kids discovered her unresponsive within the bed room and ran to a neighbor’s house for assist, police stated.
Dukureh was from Charlotte, North Carolina, and lived in Nashville. She studied theater at Fisk College and had a grasp’s diploma in schooling from Trevecca Nazarene College, in response to her website.
“Elvis” director Baz Luhrmann paid tribute to Dukureh on Instagram following information of her demise, saying: “A particular gentle went out at this time and all the Elvis film household are heartbroken by the lack of Shonka Dukureh.”
“Every time she was on set, on stage and even simply within the room, everybody all the time felt uplifted. Shonka was simply beginning to discover a bigger viewers for her great expertise, and I received to see her uplift entire crowds of individuals at Coachella and past,” Luhrmann continued. “I, together with the whole Elvis forged, crew and musical collaborators, really feel really blessed to have had time together with her.”