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Lupita Nyong'o is mourning her 15-year-old "Queen of Katwe" co-star, Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who died over the weekend in Uganda.

Lupita Nyong'o is mourning her 15-year-old #QueenofKatwe  co-star, Nikita Pearl Waligwa: "She played Gloria with such vibrancy."

"You were a darling to many and we have lost you to a brain tumour at such a tender age," child star Nikita Pearl Waligwa's school tweeted.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa died at the age of 15 after a battle with brain cancer:

Disney actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa died after battling a brain tumor. She was 15. She appeared in the 2016 film "Queen of Katwe,” and her co-star Lupita Nyong'o described her as a "sweet, warm, talented girl" with "such vibrancy" in her acting.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, a 15-year-old rising star from Uganda who was featured in Disney's "Queen of Katwe," has died after a brain tumor diagnosis.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in the 2016 Disney film “Queen of Katwe,” has died. She was 15


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Heartbreaking! Sending love and prayers to her family and her friends. Uganda's Queen of Katwe star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies aged 15

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the young Ugandan actor who starred in “Queen of Katwe,” has died of a brain tumor at 15

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, an actor who appeared in Disney's 'Queen of Katwe,' has died at age 15, according to BBC and the Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor.

David Oyelowo paid tribute to the young star: "We mourn the loss of our beautiful Nikita Pearl Waligwa. She was a ball of light in @queenofkatwemovie  and in life. Her battle with a brain tumor was humbling to witness. Her light will live on"

NEW: Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the Ugandan teen who graced the silver screen as a chess whiz in Disney's "Queen of Katwe," died this weekend from a brain tumor, according to her school. She was 15.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in the 2016 Disney film "Queen of Katwe," has died at the age of 15.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, a co-star of Disney's Queen of Katwe, has died at the age of 15, a report says. Rest in peace, Nikita ♥♟♥

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