Disney Actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Is Dead

Queen of Katwe’ dies at 15.

Disney actress, Nikita Pearl Waligwa, ‘Queen of Katwe,  died on Saturday following a brain tumor, according to the Ugandan school where she was a student. Nikita was a character who was a noticeable character in the movie, ‘Queen of Katwe’.

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 a brain tumor at such a tender age,” the school’s tweet read. “Rest in Perfect Peace dear.”

“In her real life she had the enormous challenge of battling brain cancer,” Nyong’o said. “My thoughts and prayers are with her family and community as they come to terms with having to say goodbye so soon.

” David Oyelowo, who also starred in the film, wrote on Instagram that Nikita was “a ball of light” in the film and in life.

“Her battle with a brain tumor was humbling to witness,” Oyelowo wrote. “Her light will live on.”