Nikita Pearls Waligwa Bio – Wiki
Nikita Pearl Waligwa was a Ugandan Disney Actress, who has been died suffering from a brain tumour. Nikita was of Ugandan nationality. She is well known for her role as Gloria in Queen of Katwe, a Disney film about a chess prodigy from a Ugandan slum. Ugandan media reports she died on Saturday night at TMR International Hospital, in Naalya, Kampala.
— NBS Television (@nbstv) February 16, 2020
She has died at the age of 15
Earlier Life and Career
Nikita was the student at Gayaza High School at the time of her death. She was best known for his role in the 2016 Disney movie. The actress played the role of Gloria in a hit film about a wonderful film about chess, which belonged to the Ugandan population. The film was Based on the true story of Fiona Matisse, the film is played by award-winning Kenya – Mexican actress Lupita Neung and British actor David Ouelo.
The expected biographical film will be screened at 1,242 cinemas at the end of the weekend before opening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film received a lot of reviews and it worked well with the film’s critics. The impressive film, however, did not go down as high as the international box office could have expected.
in 2016, Nikita was diagnosed with a brain tumor and looks like he will recover from it a year later. In 2019, however, another tumor was found. According to the BBC, Meera Nair, the director of “Queen of Katowee”, helped organize efforts for therapeutic treatment of vulva during filming.
Nikita Pearls Waligwa Death Cause
Nikita Pearl Waligwa’s death cause was cancer. She died on 15 February 2020 at the age of 15.
Tribute on Social Media
Since the news of her death was confirmed, social media has been flooded with messages of condolence for Nikita and her family. Teachers at Gayaza High School wrote: “Fare thee well Nikita Pearl Waligwa. You were a darling to many and we have lost you to a brain tumour at such a tender age. Nikita was in S.3. Rest in Perfect Peace dear.”
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 S.3. Rest in Perfect Peace dear pic.twitter.com/ny8I9YAjsQ
— Gayaza High School (@gayazahigh) February 16, 2020
Another user said: “We woke up to the sad news of the passing of Queen of Katwe teen actress, Nikita Pearl Waligwa. It is such a low moment for the country to lose incredible young talent at a tender age. Our sincere condolences to Nikita’s family.”
“It’s so sad to see a country lose such a talented spirit. A what was supposed to be the beginning of a new wave here in Uganda. Rest in Peace dear Nikita Pearl Waligwa. You’ve been a great inspiration to many Adolescents and Young People and your work shall prevail!” added a third.
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 16, 2020