Mya-Lecia Naylor: CBBC star dies suddenly at age 16


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BBC television star Mya-Lecia Naylor suddenly died at the age of 16.

Mya-Lecia, who appeared at CBBC, shows Millie Inbetween and Almost Never, who died on April 7 after she collapsed, her A & J Management agents said.

CBBC said she was a "much-loved part of the BBC Children family and an extremely talented actress, singer and dancer."

A & J Management said she was "extremely talented and a big part of A & J" and that they "would miss her a lot". It is not yet known how she died.

"She shone so brightly"

CBBC announced the news on its website, where young fans shared their memories of the actress.

Tributes were paid to the teenager, who starred as Fran in two series of Millie Inbetween, about two sisters whose parents separated, and Mya in Almost Never, about a fictional boyband and group of rival girls Girls Here First.

She played the female lead singer and said in a recent interview that she always wanted to sing and act. She also said that she had some "amazing projects" coming up soon.

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Mya-Lecia, on the left, was in the cast of Millie Inbetween from her first series

Alice Webb, director of BBC Children's, which includes CBBC, said that the news of Mya-Lecia's death left her staff "disturbed and terribly sad."

"It shone so brightly on our screens, both at Millie Inbetween and Almost Never, and it's unthinkable that it's not part of our journey," she said, describing the popular actress as "a true role model for her young fans."

He almost never posted a tribute to his Instagram saying that his thoughts were with his family and friends.

Emily Atack, who starred with Mya-Lecia in Almost Never, said her co-star was a "beautiful and talented girl" who was "a complete joy to be around."

She said she was "so shocked and sad" to learn of her death.

And Oakley Orchard, a member of The Wonderland in Almost Never, wrote in a story on the Instagram: "Rest in peace with my pink cookie." Absolutely devastated, we'll miss all the fun times we had together.

You were a miracle.

Matt Leys, author of Millie Inbetween, said, "Bye, our bright, funny and adorable Fran.

"It was a miracle to watch the cast of Millie Inbetween grow up with her characters, inform them, let's write it around them, it was an absolute joy.This is such terrible, devastating news."

He added that the team was suffering, but "remembering all the bright things Mya-Lecia did."

Star of the Millie Innes show, she shared a moving tribute to her late friend via Instagram.

"I will always cherish our relationship and the moments we spend together, beautiful girl," she wrote, adding, "I am heartbroken and broken."

Writer Simon Underwood said she was "one of the best actors in recent CBBC shows," adding, "She was so good. I have a notion of developing a new children's drama and one of the three clues I called her."

Almost never, creator Paul Rose, who wrote Mya-Lecia's character in every episode of Season Two, described his death as "devastating."

"Very young, and a huge loss for everyone at the show. My heart goes to his family," he said in a Twitter post.

Mya-Lecia's screen debut came when she appeared in Absolutely Fabulous as Saffy's daughter, Jane. She also starred in the series ITV Tati & # 39; s Hotel.

His film roles included Miro in Cloud Atlas, opposite Halle Berry and Tom Hanks.

The star of Game of Thrones, Nathalie Emmanuel, who is represented by the same management company, tweeted that she was "very sad to hear the tragic news of the passage of Mya-Lecia Naylor."

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