The Witcher actress Mya-Lecia Naylor suddenly passed away earlier this month at the age of 16.
Naylor, who was known for her appearances on CBBC shows Millie Inbetween and Almost Never died on April 7. She died after she reportedly collapsed. Naylor was slated to appear in Netflix’s The Witcher.
CBBC issued a statement via the Almost Never Instagram post where they paid tribute to 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.”
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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.
Director of BBC’s Children’s Alice Webb honored Naylor, “She has shone so brightly on our screen, both in Millie Inbetween and Almost Never, and it’s unthinkable that she won’t be part of our journey going forward.”
Many others paid tribute to Naylor including Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel.
Very sad to hear the tragic news of Mya-Lecia Naylor’s passing. She was a part of the @aj_management family who represent me in the UK. Although I didnot know her personally, I wanted to send my condolences to her family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time ❤️
— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) April 17, 2019
Found out the heartbreaking news last week that Mya-Lecia Naylor has died. I'd been writing scripts for S2 of Almost Never since last year, all featuring Mya's character. Far too young, and a huge loss for all on the show. My heart goes out to her family. https://t.co/aThaojBOOU
— Paul Rose (@mrbiffo) April 17, 2019
So very sad to hear about Mya-Lecia Naylor. This is so tragic at only sixteen year of age. So sad and what a bright and wonderful talent she was and had such outstanding potential. She will be missed. R.I.P Very Sad News. @cbbc Prayers and Thoughts for her family & friends!
— L.J. Emmett (@LukeJJEmmett) April 17, 2019
Had the pleasure of working with Mya-Lecia Naylor a few weeks ago.. she was so lovely and am saddened and shocked to hear of her passing.. thoughts are with her family and friends, she will be missed by so many… RIP Mya ❤️ x pic.twitter.com/HijtU0pIiy
— Amelia Stevenson (@stevensonamelia) April 17, 2019
It is unclear how she died.