Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies at 15
Nikita Pearl Waligwa, an actor who appeared in Disney’s biographical drama “Queen of Katwe,” has died, according to BBC and the Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor. She was 15.Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 and seemed to recover a year later. However, in 2019, another tumor was found. “Queen of Katwe” director…
Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 and regarded as if it will ranking greater a year later. Nonetheless, in 2019, one other tumor became as soon as chanced on. “Queen of Katwe” director Mira Nair helped arrange efforts to fund Waligwa’s treatment at some stage in filming, in step with BBC.
The younger actor performed a lady named Gloria in “Queen of Katwe.” She became as soon as a detailed friend of most essential character Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), and taught her play chess. The movie urged the accurate-existence fable of Mutesi who is undoubtedly one of Uganda’s most winning chess gamers. She won three Ugandan Females’s Junior Championship and has represented the nation at four global chess olympiads.
Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo also starred within the movie. They performed Mutesi’s mother and chess trainer.
Waligwa became as soon as in her senior year at Gayaza High School at the time of her loss of life.
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