Promising Uganda young actress, Nikita Pearl who starred in 2016 movie about a chess prodigy from a slum in Ugandan has reportedly died.

The young actress who played Gloria in the movie had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

She was first diagnosed in 2016 and Queen of Katwe director Mira Nair reportedly mobilised people to help fund her treatment in India, with Ugandan doctors quoted as saying they did not have the necessary equipment.

She was given the all-clear in 2017 but last year was found to have another tumour.

She died at the very tender age of 15.


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