Nikita Walinga, in a scene from 'The Queen of Katwe'.
Nikita Pearl Walingwa , who participated as a secondary actress in the Disney film Katwe Queen ( Queen of Katwe, 2016), died at age 15 from a brain tumor, local media reported Sunday.
The young woman, who had managed to overcome a cancer diagnosed when she was 12 , has died in the hospital in the Ugandan capital, Kampala , TMR International, due to a tumor in that area affected by the cancer.
His family claimed that he was going through "exhausting pain."
The young woman played Gloria in the movie The Queen of Katwe , a film based on the true story of the chess player Phiona Mutesi , who started in this sport at age nine with little support and managed to compete in major international tournaments.
The director of the film, Mira Nair , has already asked for help to get money for her cancer treatment in 2016 and that the little girl could be transferred to India .
Gloria, her character, was a friend of the protagonist, played by Madina Nalwanga , who explains the rules of chess.
The Queen of Katwe had the performance of the Kenyan Lupita Nyong'o as the mother of the protagonist and the British David Oyelowo as a chess teacher.
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