Nikita Pearl Waligwa — a young actress who starred in a Ugandan Disney movie about a chess prodigy — has reportedly died … this after battling health issues a few years earlier.

According to the Ugandan news outlet, The Daily Monitor, Nikita recently passed away. While they don’t say exactly how, the paper seems to link her death to a 2016 diagnosis … which found she had a tumor in her brain. Unclear if she was fighting full-blown cancer.

Even more tragic … the Monitor says a funding campaign was started for her Nikita to get treated in India, because local doctors were quoted as not having the proper equipment.

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As for her acting career, it appears she only starred in the one Disney flick, ‘Queen of Katwe,’ playing a friend of the actual chess prodigy, Phiona Mutesi. It also featured Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo — the film’s got a great Rotten Tomatoes score, critics loved it.

Nikita was only 15 years old.

RIP

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