Mya-Lecia Naylor’s cause of death is currently unknown, but it is believed the actress died suddenly after collapsing.
According to her dad’s neighbour, her father Martin had almost broken down after revealing she had died.
Nana Boateng told the Daily Mail the star’s father said: “’We’ve lost our baby.’
“He told me that Mya had collapsed. He was about to break down.
I’ve been singing since I was about ten years old
“I feel so sorry for them. She was such a young, happy and beautiful girl with everything to live for.
“My wife is so upset she can’t stop talking about it.”
Mya-Lecia starred in the likes of Millie Inbetween and Almost Never in her career.
In her final interview, Mya-Lecia said she was excited to start posting more videos to her YouTube channel.
She told Tresa Magazine: “I’ve got my GCSEs in about two months, but as soon as that’s over I really want to get back into the habit of posting on YouTube weekly and really engaging in that.”
The actress also revealed she was eager to sing professionally, having had lessons when she was younger.
“I’ve been singing since I was about ten years old as more of a hobby but I did go to singing lessons and it was just something that I’d always wanted to do alongside my acting,” she said.
Mya-Lecia Naylor’s agent A&J Management said her death happened suddenly after she collapsed, according to The Guardian.
However, a representative from the company told Express.co.uk said: “We are totally unaware of how Mya died.”
The company released a statement confirming the tragic news of her death on Twitter, writing: “It is with the deepest sorrow we have to announce that on Sunday, 7 April, Mya-Lecia Naylor, very sadly, died.
“Mya-Lecia was hugely talented and a big part of A&J. We will miss her greatly.
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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
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“Our love and thoughts are with all her family and friends at this difficult time.”
Mya-Lecia’s Almost Never co-star, Emily Atack, paid tribute to her on Instagram following the news last night.
The I’m A Celebrity.. Get Me Out Of Here contestant posted a picture of Mya-Lecia and called her “beautiful and talented”.
“So shocked and sad to hear about lovely Mya-Lecia Naylor,” ahe captioned the photo.
“She was a beautiful and talented girl. A complete joy to be around on the set of Almost Never.”
Emily added: “Sending all my love to her family & friends. Rest in peace beautiful girl x.”
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