Mya-Lecia Naylor, the British child actress best known for appearing on Millie Inbetween and Almost Never, unexpectedly died on Sunday, April 7. She was 16.
CBBC Network released a statement to confirm her passing.
We are so sorry to have to tell you that Mya-Lecia, who you will know from ‘Mille Inbetween’ and ‘Almost Never’, has very sadly died. Mya-Lecia was a much loved part of the BBC Children’s family, and a hugely talented actress, singer and dancer. We will miss her enormously and we are sure that you will want to join us in sending all our love to her family and friends.
The cause of death of the late actress is unknown. However, according to a BBC report, her agents said she passed away after collapsing.
Alice Webb, the director at BBC Childrens, released a statement to pay tribute to Naylor. Webb told E! News,
We are distraught and so terribly sad to hear the news about Mya. She has shone so brightly on our screens, both in Millie Inbetween and Almost Never, and it's unthinkable that she won't be part of our journey going forward.
She was hugely popular with our audience, a very talented actress, dancer and singer, and a real role model for her young fans.
Emily Atack, Naylor's Almost Never co-star, took to Instagram on Thursday, April 18, to pay respect to her.
The show also honored her on Instagram, writing,
Our thoughts are with Mya-Lecia’s family, friends and everyone that loved her at this very sad time. RIP Mya-Lecia.
Naylor’s other acting credits included Cloud Atlas (2012), Absolutely Fabulous (2004), Tati’s Hotel (2011) and Code Red (2013).
Rest In Peace Mya-Lecia Naylor!
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