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09/09/2019 11:35 BST | Updated 09/09/2019 15:39 BST

CBBC Star Mya-Lecia Naylor Died By Misadventure, Coroner Rules

The 16-year-old, known for roles in Almost Never and Millie Inbetween, died at her family home in April.

CBBC child star Mya-Lecia Naylor died by misadventure at her family home, a coroner has ruled. 

The 16-year-old actor, who featured in shows like Almost Never and Millie Inbetween, died on 7 April, with an inquest into her death subsequently launched.

South London assistant coroner Toby Watkin concluded that the teenager “did not intend to end her own life” and ruled her death was accidental.

A toxicology report revealed no evidence of drugs or alcohol in her system, and searches of her phones, laptop, and social media accounts did not present anything suspicious.

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Mya-Lecia Naylor

Mya-Lecia’s death was confirmed in a statement the BBC issued on 17 April, which described her as a “hugely talented actress, singer and dancer”.

It read: “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 alongside Emily Atack, Fleur East and Tess Daly on CBBC show Almost Never, which followed boyband The Wonderland and rival girl group Girls Here First as they competed on a fictional TV talent competition.

She also appeared in Absolutely Fabulous as Saffy’s daughter Jane in 2004 and more recently performed as part of the band Angels N’ Bandits.

Game Of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel and The Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack were among those who paid tribute to Mya-Lecia online after her death. 

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