Shannon Tavarez

 

 

Age: 11

 

Summary: child actress who starred on Broadway in The Lion King as the young lion Nala and whose battle with leukemia won the hearts of many including Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and 50 Cent, who received an umbilical-cord blood transplant in August because a perfect bone marrow match could not be found.

 

 

Cause of Death: Leukemia

 

Born: January 20, 1999

 

Died: November 1, 2010

 

Location: New Hyde Park, Long Island, New York