• Actress who appeared in Disney's 'Queen of Katwe' dead at 15

    1 month ago - By WTAE

    The teen actress died Saturday from a brain tumor, according to the Ugandan school where she was a student.
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  • Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo mourn death of 15-year-old ‘Queen of Katwe' co-star Nikita Pearl Waligwa

    Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo mourn death of 15-year-old ‘Queen of Katwe' co-star Nikita Pearl Waligwa

    1 month ago - By NY Daily News

    Actors Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo paid tribute to their former co-star Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who died at 15 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Nyong'o and Oyelowo starred alongside Waligwa in the Disney movie “Queen of Katwe,” which came out in 2016. “It is with great sadness that...
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  • Disney actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in ‘Queen of Katwe,' dead at 15

    1 month ago - By WGN TV

    A Disney actress died Saturday following a brain tumor, according to the Ugandan school where she was a student.
    Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in the 2016 Disney film “ Queen of Katwe ,” was 15.
    The movie tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi who went from living in Uganda's slums to becoming an international chess star. Nikita played the main character's friend Gloria in the film.
    Nikita's school, Gayaza High School, tweeted about her death Sunday.
    Fare thee well Nikita Pearl Waligwa. You were a darling to many and we have lost you to brain tumor at such a tender age. Nikita was in...
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