#Cousins it is with an extremely heavy heart that we inform you of the recent passing of #Disney star #NikitaPearl at the young age of only 15 years old.
According to BBC News, Nikita had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016. It has been indicated that the actress endured treatment in India from physicians originally from Uganda. Unfortunately the doctors came forward to state that they weren’t in possession of the equipment needed to help Nikita.
As time progressed Nikita was officially cleared of the tumor in 2017. However it wasn’t long before doctors located another tumor on her brain.
While battling the brain tumor Nikita managed to play the lead role in the Disney produced film Queen of Katwe. The movie surrounded the life and legacy of Phiona Mutesi; a childhood prodigy that mastered the game of chess at only age 9. The film depicts the true happenings of the young talent as she went on to compete in multiple international tournaments.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nikita’s friends and family. May she rest in eternal peace! 🙏🏿