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It is with great sadness that I post about the passing of Nikita Waligwa, the sweet, warm, talented girl whom I worked with on the film, Queen Of Katwe. She played Gloria with such vibrancy. In her real life she had the enormous challenge of battling brain cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and community as they come to terms with having to say goodbye so soon. May she truly rest in piece. May it be well with her soul.
Η ταινία της Disney, που κυκλοφόρησε το 2016, περιγράφει την αληθινή ιστορία της Phiona Mutesi, μιας γυναίκας που από τις φτωχογειτονιές της Ουγκάντα έγινε διάσημη σκακίστρια. Η Nikita Pearl Waligwa υποδυόταν την καλύτερη φίλη της γυναίκας αυτής.
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