Child Star Mya-Lecia Naylor's Cause Of Death Revealed
Following the death of the 16-year-old star of 'Almost Never' and 'Millie Inbetween', a coroner has ruled her death as misadventure.
Mya-Lecia Naylor died in her family home in South Norwood, South London, the assistant coroner ruled her passing as death by misadventure at an inquest on Monday, saying she “did not intend to end her own life”.
Emergency services first responded to a call to the address 10 am on Sunday, April 7, to reports of a teenage girl in cardiac arrest, however, Naylor was pronounced dead half later at Croydon University Hospital.
Her father, Martin Naylor, revealed to the south London Coroners Court that his daughter “had not been her normal self ... she was stressed about her exams."
"She knew she needed to get on with her revision and she had plans scheduled out for her revision, I honestly believe she was just making some sort of point."
He added, “I genuinely believe she did not mean to do it. It was a silly spur of the moment thing. She clearly had plans for the future.”
Following her shock death, tributes poured out for the star from friend and family, with a statement posted to the BBC’s website at the time of her death describing Naylor 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.”
The late star first found fame after starring as the daughter of Saffy in iconic comedy 'Absolutely Fabulous'. She also played Miro in the film Cloud Atlas alongside Halle Berry and Tom Banks.
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