Entertainment Nikita Pearl Waligwa, 'Queen of Katwe' Star, Dead at 15
With St. John's funeral business at a standstill in wake of blizzard, families struggle to say goodbye
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Rest in peace, Nikita Pearl Waligwa.
The young actress, who starred in Disney's, has died, according to multiple . Ugandan media reports Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She was 15.
Waligwa was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, and her Queen of Katwe family, including director Mira Nair, reportedly mobilized to get her treatment in India. She made a recovery in 2017, but the tumor reportedly returned last year.
The actress played Gloria in Queen of Katwe, which told the true story of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a chess prodigy rising from a Ugandan slum, going on to compete in international tournaments. Gloria was a friend of Phiona's, who explained the rules of chess to her. Lupita Nyong'o also starred in the 2016 Disney movie as Phiona's mother, while David Oyelowo starred as her chess teacher.
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Nikita Pearl Waligwa, 'Queen of Katwe' Star, Dead at 15
Rest in peace, Nikita Pearl Waligwa. The young actress, who starred in Disney's Queen of Katwe, has died, according to multiple reports. Ugandan media ...
NIKITA ‘Queen of Katwe’ actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies at 15
Nikita was first diagnosed with the tumor in 2016 and a crowdfund was set up in her name to help her undergo treatment in India as Uganda did not have the ...