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

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, a Ugandan kid starlet who starred in a Disney film on the amazing life of a regional chess prodigy, has actually passed away at the age of 15.

The teenage star of Queen of Katwe passed away of brain tumour, according to Gayaza High School, which she had actually supposedly gone to because 2018.

Waligwa, who played the role of Gloria, a more youthful pal of the main character in the 2016 movie, was “a darling to many”, the secondary school composed on Twitter.

“No words can explain the pain at the moment,” it added.

Undoubtedly it’& rsquo; s heart breaking. She will very much be missed out on by everybody @gayazahigh. She was a beloved to numerous. R.I.P Nikita

—– Gayaza High School (@gayazahigh) February 16, 2020

Regional media reported that Waligwa had first been identified with a brain tumour in2016 After making a recovery a year later on, she was discovered with another tumour.

The news triggered a profusion of sorrow on social media, with users revealing their acknowledgements and remembering her role in the film directed by Mira Nair and recorded in Katwe, a run-down neighborhood in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

15 years of age Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who starred as ‘Gloria’, in a Disney’s film, Queen of Katwe, isdead Nikita caught brain cancer on Saturday. Rest in peace kid.

—– Lucky Mbabazi (@LuckyMbabazi) February 16, 2020

“Nikita Pearl Waligwa was not only a star, but she was also an inspiration to every young girl,” check out an obituary in the online version of the New Vision, a Ugandan everyday paper.

Queen of Katwe was based upon the true story of Phiona Mutesi, an ignorant woman from the eponymous run-down neighborhood who used up chess in 2005 and got rid of frustrating chances to end up being the first woman winner of Uganda’s junior chess champions.

By the age of 17, she was representing the nation at international competitors.

The movie was gotten positively in Uganda, where young individuals without any performing experience shared the spotlight with stars such as Lupita Nyong’ o, a Kenyan Oscar-winning starlet, and Britain’s David Oyelowo.

One of those Ugandans was Waligwa, who as Gloria discussed to Phiona the guidelines of the game in the movie.

“The small one can become the big one,” is one of Gloria’& rsquo; s remarkable quotes from Queen of Katwe.

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