CBBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor sadly dies aged 16

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    CBBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor has sadly died at the age of 16, the BBC confirms.

    The BBC broke the heartbreaking news of Mya-Lecia Naylor’s passing on their website today.

    The statement read: “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.

    “We know this news is very upsetting, and it may help to share how you are feeling with friends or a trusted adult.

    They added: “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.”

    Mya was best known for her role as Fran in CBBC’s Millie Inbetween – She appeared alongside Emily Atack on Almost Never.

    Emily left the tribute on her Instagram page: “So shocked and sad to hear about lovely Mya-Lecia Naylor.

    “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.”

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