Pearl Waligwa Of “Queen Of Katwe” dies at age 15

Pearl who starred as Gloria, in the 2016 Disney biographical drama based on Ugandan chess player Phiona Mutesi died on Saturday February 15th, 2020 due to complications resulting from a brain tumour.

According to a BBC report, Pearl Waligwa was first diagnosed with brain tumour in 2016 and after treatment in India, she was declared tumour-free in 2017.

She died at TMR International Hospital, in Naalya, Kampala from another tumour that was reportedly found last year.

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