Shannon Tavarez Dies at 11

By Tim Nudd Shannon Tavarez, the 11-year-old Broadway singer whose fight against cancer drew the attention of Alicia Keys and Rihanna, has died. The s... Read More...

Shannon Tavarez’ Bone Marrow Search Continues

A bone marrow drive for an 11-year-old "Lion King" star with leukemia has turned out to be one of the hottest matinees on Broadway. Some 385 people registered as bone marrow donors Sunday in hopes of helping Shannon Tavarez (tuh-VAR'-ehz) beat leukemia. Shannon played the role of Young Nala the lion cub in "The Lion King" for seven months before she was diagnosed with the life-threatening blood cancer in April.