Elvis actress Shonka Dukureh, 44, Found Dead

Elvis actress Shonka Dukureh, who played Big Mama Thorton in the film, was found dead Thursday

In the bedroom of her Nashville apartment

The Metro Nashville Police Department said there was no indication of foul play

The results of the medical examiner's autopsy are still pending

One of the children was found unresponsive and went to the apartment of a neighbor, who called 911 just before 9:30 a.m

The "Elvis" actress has a degree in theater from Fisk and graduated from Trevecca Nazarene with a degree in education

Davidson County, Tennessee also paid tribute to the late actress

Saying, "Her powerful voice and artistry will live on through her music and we honor her memory on this sad day."