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15 year old actress passes away tragically

Monday, February 17, 2020 • Tamil Comments

15 year old actress dies tragically

It is truly saddening when life turns cruel and young people who have just started to live being snatched away without warning by death.  15-year-old actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa has passed away due to a brain tumor.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa was a Ugandan and was chosen to play the lead role in the Hollywood movie 'Queen of Katwe' about a nine-year-old girl who becomes a chess champion based on the real-life person Phiona Mutesi.  In 2016 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and since there was no facility to treat her in Uganda, Meera Nair the director of her film made arrangements for her to check-in at an Indian hospital.

Nikita had successful treatment in India and went back to her country but unfortunately, another tumor developed on her brain and this time it has claimed her life.

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