Cancer-sufferer Tavarez dies

The actress, who played the young Nala in hit musical The Lion King, passed away after a long struggle with acute myeloid leukaemia.

Tavarez underwent an umbilical-cord blood transplant in August (10) as an alternative to a bone marrow transplant after failing to find a suitable donor.

Her plight attracted the attention of stars including Alicia Keys, Rihanna and 50 Cent, who all threw their support behind her campaign to find a bone marrow match.