Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Star of ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Dies at 15
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Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the young Ugandan newcomer who starred in “Queen of Katwe,” the 2016 Disney film about a chess champion’s coming of age, has died of a brain tumor. She was 15.

Her death was announced on Sunday by Gayaza High School, an all-girls boarding school outside the Ugandan capital of Kampala where Ms. Waligwa had been a student.

“You were a darling to many and we have lost you to a brain tumor at such a tender age,” the high school said on Twitter.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Star of ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Dies at 15

Disney actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in ‘Queen of Katwe,’ dead at 15

‘Queen of Katwe’ star Nikita Pearl Waligwa Dies at 15



Uganda: Queen of Katwe star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies aged 15

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