Shannon Tavarez, Young Star Of The Lion King, Dies Of Cancer

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(AllHipHop News) Shannon Tavarez, the young Broadway singer who starred in The Lion King, has died after a fight against cancer.


Tavarez, 11, was a soprano from Queens, New York, who played Young Nala in the award-winning play. The young singer drew the attention of a variety of celebrities, including Alicia Keys, Rihanna and 50 Cent, who hosted a donor drive for Tavarez in August.  Despite 50 Cent’s drive, which signed up a record 4,000 blood donors in two days, doctors were unable to find a bone-marrow match for a transplant.



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