Peter Andre has paid tribute to CBBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor, following her tragic death at the age of 16.
The CBBC star is best known for her roles in Millie Inbetween and Almost Never, while she also starred as Jennifer Saunders’ on-screen granddaughter, Jane, in Absolutely Fabulous.
Pete, who has a son just three years younger than Mya, took to Instagram to share his heartache at the loss of the young star in an emotional post.
Alongside an image of Mya, Peter wrote: “So sad. Terrible. Our Thoughts with family. RIP.”
Mya-Lecia’s representatives A&J Management announced the devastating news on Twitter on Thursday.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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