Who was Mya-Lecia Naylor and what shows did the teenage CBBC actress star in?

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CBBC’s Mya-Lecia Naylor has sadly passed away at the young age of 16.

We take a look at her memorable acting career and the tributes celebs have given to her and her family.

 She was best known for her role as Fran in CBBC's Millie Inbetween

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She was best known for her role as Fran in CBBC’s Millie Inbetween

Who was Mya-Lecia Naylor?

Mya-Lecia was a child actress who starred in various CBBC shows.

It is not clear how the teenager died but her management confirmed she had passed away on Sunday 7 April, 2019, at the age of 16.

She was born in 2002 and later began a career as a model, actress and singer.

Her first TV appearance was in Absolutely Fabulous in 2004 and she had roles in Cloud Atlas and Code Red.

What shows did the teenage CBBC actress star in?

She was best known for her role as Fran in CBBC’s Millie Inbetween.

Mya-Lecia starred alongside Emily Atack, Fleur East and Tess Daley on CBBC show Almost Never.

The show follows boyband The Wonderland and rival girl group Girls Here First competing on fictional TV talent competition The Spotlight – hosted by Tess.

In this kids show Emily plays one of the boy’s mums, while Fleur makes a cameo as herself.

Her first television role was in 2004 in Absolutely Fabulous as Jane.

What tributes has the late teen received?

The BBC said: “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.

Emily Atack paid tribute to Mya-Lecia on her Instagram page today.

She wrote: “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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