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Koko Da Doll, transgender star of Sundance hit ‘Kokomo City,’ dead at 35

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Deadline reported. Koko was “not alert, conscious or breathing” and was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene, per the report.

As of yet, authorities haven’t named any suspects in the shooting. “Homicide investigators responded to the scene and are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident,” police wrote in the statement. “The investigation continues.”A prominent figure in Atlanta’s transgender community, Williams is perhaps best known for starring in the award-winning documentary “Kokomo City,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past January.

The film followed the lives of Koko and three other African-American trans sex workers in Atlanta and New York City, shedding light on the under-explored topic of violence and discrimination faced by trans people in the black community.

Following the film’s premiere, Williams thanked director and singer D. Smith for providing her a platform to tell her story.“I will be the reason there’s more opportunities and doors opening for transgender girls,” the sex worker wrote on Instagram in January. “What you’ve done here for me is going to save a lot of lives.”“Kokomo City’s” cast and crew were devastated over Williams’ death. “Rasheeda, aka Koko Da Doll, was the latest victim of violence against Black transgender women,” “Kokomo City” director D.

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