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‘Queen Of Katwe’ Actress Dead At 15

The child actress played the role of a friend to the main character.
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Nikita Pearl Waligwa died of a brain tumor
Nikita Pearl Waligwa died of a brain tumor

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the child actress from Uganda who acted in the 2016 Disney movie Queen of Katwe has died at the age of 15.

According to Gayaza High School (which she has been attending since 2018), she died of a brain tumor.

Waligwa portrayed Gloria, the friend of Phiona (the main character) in Queen of Katwe and her school says that she was a darling to many.

According to local media, Waligwa was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 but made a full recovery. Unfortunately, another tumor was found and it ended her young life.

Queen of Katwe movie
Queen of Katwe movie

Queen of Katwe shows the life of a Ugandan girl (Madina Nalwanga) living in the slums in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a master after her victories at World Chess Olympiads.

The movie received positive reviews from critics, with a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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