'Queen of Katwe' star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies at age 15

Ugandan teen actress, Nikita Pearl Waligwu has died of complications resulting from a brain tumour.

Teen star Nikita Pearl Waligwa died on Saturday, February 15 , 2020 of complications resulting from a brain tumour [BBC]

She died on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at TMR International Hospital, in Naalya, Kampala from another tumour that was reportedly found last year.

Waligwu starred as Gloria, a close friend of lead character, Phiona in the 2016 Disney biographical drama based on Ugandan chess player Phiona Mutesi.

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