September 18, 2020
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Queen of Katwe teen actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies aged 15

Queen of Katwe teen actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies aged 15

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Queen of Katwe teen actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies aged 15

An actress who starred in the Queen of Katwe, a Disney film about a chess prodigy from a Ugandan slum, has died aged 15, Ugandan media report.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The 2016 film was based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, who took up chess aged nine despite not being in school…

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