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'Almost Never' star Mya-Lecia Naylor dead at 16, CBBC, Emily Atack mourn loss

Mya-Lecia Naylor, well known for her role in 'Almost Never' died on April 7 at the age of 16 confirmed the actor's representatives.
UPDATED MAR 16, 2020
Emily Atack (Source : Getty Images)
Emily Atack (Source : Getty Images)

CBBC and 'Absolutely Fabulous' star Mya-Lecia Naylor has died at the age of 16 on April 7. Naylor is well-known for her roles in CBBC series 'Millie Inbetween' and 'Almost Never'. News of the actor's death was confirmed by BBC, who said in a statement, "We are so sorry to have to tell you that Mya-Lecia, who you will know from 'Millie 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."

BBC also added, "We know this news is very upsetting, and it may help to share how you are feeling with friends or a trusted adult. If you are struggling and there is no one you feel you can talk to about it, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11."

Naylor was a budding model and singer. The cause of death has not been officially revealed as of now. According to a report in the Mirror, the representatives of the actor, A&J Management shared the news and said, "It is with the deepest sorrow we have to announce that on Sunday 7th April Mya-Lecia Naylor, very sadly, died. Mya-Lecia was hugely talented and a big part of A&J, we will miss her greatly. Our love and thoughts are with all her family and friends at this difficult time."

Emily Atack, who starred alongside Naylor in 'Almost Never' posted a tribute on her social media page and said, "She was a beautiful and talented girl. A complete joy to be around on the set of Almost Never. Sending all my love to her family & friends. Rest in peace beautiful girl."