Mya-Lecia Naylor: CBBC Star Dies At Aged 16

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Mya-Lecia Naylor: CBBC Star Dies At Aged 16

There is beauty in simplicity but rarely some people could see it. Sometimes words are not needed. It is one of the best ways of communication and stays away from unnecessary drama.
The Millie Inbetween actress, May-Lecia Naylor who had had been working in the entertainment industry since at age two.

May has died suddenly at the age of 16 on April 17, 2019. Many media and celebrities have paid tribute to the late star, Mya-Lecia Naylor.The CBBC said she was a "much-loved part of the BBC Children's family and a hugely talented actress, singer, and dancer." But until now, it is not known how she died.

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Quick Facts

Full Name May-Lecia Naylor
Date Of Birth November 6, 200
Died April 17, 2019
Place Of Birth Warwickshire, England
Age 16
Profession Singer, Dancer, Actress
Active Year 2002-2019
Ethnicity English
Known For Millie Inbetween

Who was Mya-Lecia Naylor?

The child actress, May-Lecia Naylor was born on November 6, 2002, in Warwickshire, England and later relocated to Croydon, London.

She had starred in different CBBC shows. But sadly, the teenage actress died on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the age of sixteen. Till yet, it is not clear how Mya-Lecia died. As per The Guardian, A&J Management said it happened after she collapsed.

She was an extremely talented actress and was skilled in different fields such as acting, dancing as well as singing. Talking about her education, she was educated at Royal Russell School and Coloma Convent Girls' School.

Films and Televisions Shows

The CBBC actress was best known for her lead role as Fran in Millie Inbetween.

The series is about two sisters whose parents had divorced. her first TV appearance was in in 2004 in Absolutely Fabulous as Jane when she was just two years old. After several years of gap, she returned to the film industry where she portrayed the lead role of Tati in Tati's hotel and also characters in Cloud Atlas, Code Red and Index Zero.

She starred in two episodes of The Last Weekend in 2012. In 2019, she starred along with Henry Cavill and MyAnna Buring in action, adventure TV series The Witcher. Also, she played as Mya in CBBC's comedy-drama, Almost Never.

She starred along with Emily Atack, Fleur East, Kimberley Wyatt, and Tess Daly. In the series, she acted the lead singer of the girl band and also said in a recent interview that she always wanted to sing and perform as well.

Naylor added, she had some fantastic projects in coming days but unfortunately this never going to happen. In this kids' show, Emily plays one of the boy's mums, while Fleur makes a cameo as herself.

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Who has paid tribute to the late teen?

Many celebrities paid tribute to her death.

The CBBC announced the sad news via website and the young fans shared the memories of the actress on the social networking sites. Alice Webb, director of BBC Children's, said that Naylor death had left her whole team 'distraught and so terribly sad.'

Also, Almost Never posted a tribute through Instagram, stating, their thoughts were with her family and friends.

Her co-starred Emily Atack said that she was a beautiful and talented girl who was "a complete joy to be around". She added, she was so shocked and sad when she heard the death news of Naylor.

And child actor Oakley Orchard, one member of The Wonderland in Almost Never, wrote in an Instagram story: "Rest in peace to my little pink wafer. Absolutely devastated, will miss all the fun times we had together. Millie Inbetween's Matt Leys, said: "Goodbye our brilliant, funny, lovely Fran.

"You were a miracle. Watching the cast of Millie Inbetween grow with their characters, inform them, let us write it around them, has been an absolute joy. This is such awful, devastating news." He added that the team was hurting, but "remembering all the brilliant things Mya-Lecia did".

Star of the show Millie Innes, 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 devastated and heartbroken ??.