Mya-Lecia Naylor’s Almost Never co-stars pay heartfelt tributes to the CBBC star after her death aged 16

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MYA-LECIA Naylor’s heartbroken Almost Never co-stars have paid emotional tributes to the tragic teen star after she died yesterday.

Harry Still, Tillie Amartey, Nathaniel Dass and Oakley Orchard each starred in 13 episodes of the popular CBBC show, 11 of which were alongside Mya-Lecia.

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Mya-Lecia’s Naylor’s heartbroken Almost Never co-stars have paid emotional tributes to the tragic teen star after she died yesterday[/caption]

Stunned Harry shared pictures of him with Mya-Lecia and wrote: “Rest in Peace Mya, You were one of my best friends and I’ll miss you so much.

“I’m so lucky to have had you in my life and I’ll never forget you.”

He thanked fans for their kind words and directed them to a book of condolence on the CBBC website.

Devastated Millie shared: “My Mya !! The ultimate Queenie 👑 you will light up our sky’s as you did our lives⭐.”

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Stunned Harry Still shared pictures of him with Mya-Lecia[/caption]

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Oakley Orchard paid tribute[/caption]

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Nathaniel Dass said she wouldn’t be forgotten[/caption]

While Nathaniel called her the “most beautiful girl inside and out” and said Almost Never wouldn’t be the same without her.

The first season of Almost Never aired this year and tells the story of boyband The Wonderland as they attempt to find fame.

Last night the BBC announced that the actress, who starred as Fran in two series of Millie Inbetween and Kayleigh in Almost Never, had died.

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CBBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor has died aged 16, the channel announced last night[/caption]

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Emily Atack starred alongside her in Almost Never as mum Meg[/caption]

I’m A Celeb star Emily, 29, who played mum Meg in comedy-drama Almost Never, posted a picture of Mya-Lecia on Instagram alongside her tribute.

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 x.”

Several other Almost Never co-stars have also left tributes, including Miriam Nyarko, who played Miri.

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Co-star Miriam Nyarko shared this picture alongside her tribute[/caption]

She shared a picture of them together on Instagram, writing: “Rest in Perfect Peace Mya-Lecia Naylor.

“No one ever knew how close we really were. I’ve been heartbroken and can’t describe how much I’ll miss my travelling partner and inspirational sister.

“You’ve brought me nothing but joy and I’ll forever strive to let your legacy live on and be as happy as you made me.”

Millie Inbetween’s writer Matt Leys said: “Goodbye our brilliant, funny, lovely Fran. You were a miracle.”

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Her co-star described her as an ‘inspirational sister’[/caption]

Almost Never followed the ups and downs of boy band The Wonderland


He added: “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.”

CBBC explained to followers: “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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