Mya-Lecia Naylor has died aged 16[Instagram/Mya-Lecia Naylor]

Mya-Lecia is best known for her roles in Millie Inbetween and Almost Never [CBBC]

Mya-Lecia Naylor has tragically died at the age of 16, it has been announced.

The CBBC star is best known for her roles in Millie Inbetween and Almost Never. 

She also starred as Jennifer Saunders’ on-screen granddaughter, Jane, in Absolutely Fabulous.

Her representatives A&J Management announced the devastating news on Twitter.

 Mya-Lecia played herself in Almost Never [BBC/Simon Ridgeway]

The CBBC website paid tribute to Mya-Lecia [CBBC]

They wrote: “It is with the deepest sorrow we have to announce that on Sunday 7th April Mya-Lecia Naylor, very sadly, died.

“Mya-Lecia was hugely talented and a big part of A&J, we will miss her greatly.

“Our love and thoughts are with all her family and friends at this difficult time.”

Mya-Lecia’s fans have also paid tribute [Instagram/Mya-Lecia Naylor]

Mya-Lecia Naylor made her TV debut in 2004 [BBC]

CBBC also confirmed the death of the young star, writing: “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.”

Mya-Lecia starred on CBBC shows for four years [Instagram/Mya-Lecia Naylor]

Mya was part of a girl group in the BBC show [BBC/Adrian Rodgers]

Fans of Mya-Lecia reacted to the heartbreaking news on the CBBC website, with one writing: “I’m so sad to hear this, she was such an inspiration to me and my sisters.”

A second wrote: “You will always be in our hearts and we love you. Sending love to everyone at this sad time.”

A third added: “I was out with my friends when I heard the news, I literally burst into tears. I can’t put into words how upset I am.”