Entertainment TV Child star Mya-Lecia Naylor dies, aged 16

Child star Mya-Lecia Naylor dies, aged 16

Mya-Lecia Naylor was a star of BBC childrens' shows. Photo: AAP
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Children’s TV star Mya-Lecia Naylor, who appeared in shows including Millie Inbetween and Almost Never, has died aged 16.

Representatives of the actress confirmed she died on April 7, but the cause of her death remains unclear.

She starred alongside Emily Atack, Fleur East and Tess Daly on Childrens’ BBC show Almost Never.

The program followed boy band The Wonderland and rival girl group Girls Here First as they competed on a fictional TV talent competition The Spotlight.

The cause of Mya-Lecia Naylor’s death is not yet known. Photo: AAP

The actress also appeared in the film Cloud Atlas in 2012.

A statement from her representatives, A&J Management, described Naylor as “deeply talented” and said they would miss her “greatly”.

They 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.”

A statement posted to the BBC’s website described Naylor as a “hugely talented actress, singer and dancer”.

It 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.”