15-year-old Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who starred as ‘Gloria’, in a Disney’s movie, Queen of Katwe, is dead.
TV/Radio presenter, Lucky Mbabazi announced her death via her social media page.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa died on Saturday, February 15, 2020 after she lost her fight to brain cancer.
15 year old Nikita Pearl Waligwa,who starred as ‘Gloria’, in a Disney’s movie, Queen of Katwe, is dead. Nikita succumbed to brain cancer on Saturday. Rest in peace little one.
15 year old Nikita Pearl Waligwa,who starred as 'Gloria', in a Disney's movie, Queen of Katwe, is dead. Nikita succumbed to brain cancer on Saturday. Rest in peace little one. pic.twitter.com/WTjhicg4pz
— Lucky Mbabazi (@LuckyMbabazi) February 16, 2020
Tributes have been pouring out on social media since her death was announced. Read some of the tributes and reactions to Nikita death below.
May the Lord grant peace and eternal rest to the Little soul – @arnieag
Death is the greatest thief. I now understand why Dr. Ebuku said we should worry more about cancer which kills 10 million people every year rather than the COVIID-2019. – @dtwijukye95
So sad! Such a personable and charismatic young lady. MHSRIP. – @samuelsejjaaka
It’s very sad, at such a tender age. RIP GLORIA – @Mbiro256
May the Almighty God forgive her sins – @kalandamaddie05
Death had robbed us of a young and powerful human. MHSRIP – @elvis_nuwabeine
Oh no such a beautiful young woman. May her beautiful soul rest in peace. – @kikimordi