Koko Da Doll the renowned Transgender Actress Of Sundance Film Festival died on April 18th, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, at age of 35 years. The passing of this talented and trailblazing artist has left many mourning the loss.
As a black transgender woman, Koko defied societal norms and boldly lived her truth, paving the way for so many others to do the same. Her appearance in the 2023 Sundance Film Festival documentary, “Kokomo City,” showcased her artistry and celebrated her unique perspective on the world.
Keep reading the article to know more about Koko Da Doll life, career and cause of death.
Who was Koko Da Doll? Know more about the talented transgender star
Koko Da Doll, was a 35years old black transgender woman featured in the acclaimed 2023 Sundance Film Festival documentary “Kokomo City,”. She was the buzz for her award-winning role in the documentary.
In the 2023 Sundance Film Festival documentary “Kokomo City,” Koko Da Doll bravely exposed the harsh reality of being a Black trans woman. The documentary, directed by Grammy award-winning music producer D Smith, highlighted the struggles and violence that many Black trans women face.
Through her account as a sex worker, Doll shared the hardships of being in a marginalized community where job opportunities are scarce and support is few and far between. The documentary also shed light on how trans liberation intersects with Black culture.
How did Koko Da Doll die? What was the cause of her death?
The news of Koko Da Doll’s death has left Atlanta and beyond in shock, Koko Da Doll died from a gunshot wound on 18th April 2023.
According to police investigations the sex worker, whose real name was Rasheeda Williams, was found on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive with an apparent gunshot wound. The Atlanta police department reported that Rasheeda, aka Koko Da Doll was not alert, conscious, or breathing, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
As of yet, the investigation is ongoing and authorities haven’t named any suspects.
It’s heart-wrenching to know that someone’s life was taken so abruptly and violently. Our thoughts and prayers are with Koko’s loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.
Daniella Carter has confirmed the death of Koko on her Instagram page saying; “MY CASTMATE WAS MURDERED LAST NIGHT. I’m truly at a lost of words and in deep pain.”
Social Media Tributes:
Netizens have been showing their aggression toward the loss, and many social media posts have been supporting and urging Justice to Koko. Fans and family of Koko have been mourning the huge loss.
Bham Black Pride official page has shared the post mourning the loss; she mentioned “My trans sisters, be careful. You won’t see much news coverage. There are no suspects in custody for either murders. #BlackTransLivesMatter“
Another person, Timothy Franklin shared a post saying, “Rest in Power to recording artist(“Trick”,”Bulletproof”,”Bad B**ch”) and actor(“Kokomo City”),Rasheeda Williams a.k.a. Hollywood Koko/Koko Da Doll #JusticeForRasheeda“
Koko’s death is a devastating loss that has left many reflecting on her contributions and mourning the loss of a courageous individual who fought tirelessly for acceptance and equality. We extend our condolences to her loved ones and may her would rest in peace. Please share your feedback and prayers in the comments below.