Hollywood The Ugandan teen done chess whiz Gloria in the 2016 film.

February 16, 2020, 8: 39 PM

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A Ugandan teen who graced the silver conceal conceal as a chess whiz died this weekend from a brain tumor, in step with her college.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, 15, had been attending Gayaza High Faculty in Kampala whereas she had most cancers. The college tweeted a heartfelt announcement on her passing uninteresting Saturday evening.

„You had been a darling to many and we bear misplaced you to [a] brain tumor at this form of tender age,“ the college tweeted. „Leisure in Supreme Peace pricey.“

Waligwa starred in the 2016 Disney film „Queen of Katwe,“ a biographical film about Ugandan chess participant Phiona Mutesi, who came from the slums to be one amongst the cease gamers in the realm. Waligwa done Gloria, Mutesi’s friend and fellow chess participant who says in chess, „the small one can change into the grand one.“

The film was successful among Ugandan audiences who saw native actors on the identical conceal conceal as Hollywood stars cherish Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo.

Oyelowo shared his condolences on Instagram Sunday.

„She was a ball of light in @queenofkatwemovie and in life,“ he wrote.

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