Mya-Lecia Naylor, ‘Cloud Atlas’ Actress, Dies At 16

ET Canada | 4/18/2019 | Staff
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Our thoughts are with Mya-Lecia’s family, friends and everyone that loved her at this very sad time. RIP Mya-Lecia ❤️⁣ ⁣ Message from CBBC:⁣ ⁣ MYA-LECIA ⁣NAYLOR 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. If you are struggling and there is no one you feel you can talk to about it, you can call @Childline_official on 0800 11 11.⁣ ⁣ You can also find an online condolence book on the CBBC website.

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RIP Mya-Lecia @almostnevershow Not often does news break you and bring you to your knees but this hit me hard. Mya was the first person I met on set of Almost Never and I will forever be inspired by her beautiful, talented soul. I’m so thankful to have shared so many moments together. My heart goes out to her family and our cast-mates. Her legacy lives on in our hearts and our minds. RIP sweet girl. To anyone having a hard time with this news that need a little extra help - Childline is available @childline_official - 0800 11 11

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British child star Mya-Lecia Naylor has died.

The 16-year-old actress, who was known for “Millie Inbetween” and “Almost Never”, two teen shows on CBBC, died on April 7 after collapsing, BBC News reports. No further details are known about her death at this time.

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In addition to her work on the BBC Children’s network, Naylor appeared in “Cloud Atlas” alongside Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in 2012, as well as “Code Red” in 2013 and “Index Zero” in 2014. She was set to star in the upcoming second season of “Almost Never” and to appear in the pilot episode of “The Witcher”, a new Netflix series starring Henry Cavill.

In a statement posted to their Instagram account, CBBC said they would miss Naylor “enormously.” “Almost Never”, on which Naylor starred as Mya, the lead singer of a girl group who competes with a rival boy band, also posted to Instagram, offering their condolences to her family and friends.

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“Mya-Lecia was a much-loved part of the BBC Children’s family, and a hugely talented actress, singer and dancer,” CBBC said, according to “Almost Never”‘s Instagram post. “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.”

Emily Atack, who co-starred with Naylor on “Almost Never”, took to Instagram to express her grief.

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