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