Mya-Lecia’s Naylor haunting final interview saw the ambitious teenager outlining her hopes for the future just two days before she died.
Yesterday, the CBBC star’s agent confirmed she had passed away at the age of 16 on April 7, with her devastated father reportedly telling neighbours “we’ve lost our baby”.
Two days before her death, Mya-Lecia told how she couldn’t wait to get started on some ‘amazing projects’ and wanted to focus on her YouTube channel after completing her GCSE’s.
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.”
Mya-Lecia continued: “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 then added: “I have been filming a few things here and there but everything’s a bit hush hush at the moment so I can’t really speak about it yet but be on the lookout because there’s going to be some amazing projects out real soon!”
Elsewhere in the interview, Mya shared her pride at her numerous acting credits to date including Absolutely Fabulous and movie Cloud Atlas, alongside Tom Hanks.
And now a neighbour of Mya’s father Martin Naylor has reportedly told how she collapsed.
“He told me that Mya had collapsed. He was about to break down when he added, ‘We’ve lost our baby,'” neighbour Nana Boateng told Mail Online.
“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.”
Croydon Coroner’s Court has confirmed the cause of death is still being investigated.
On Wednesday evening, the BBC announced Mya-Lecia, star of Millie Inbetween and Almost Never, had passed away in a post shared on their CBBC website.
Tributes soon began pouring in from famous faces including dad-of-four Peter Andre and Mya’s former co-star Emily Atack.
Emily, who appeared alongside Mya-Lecia in Almost Never, said: “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.
Child star Mya began her career aged two with an appearance in Absolutely Fabulous.
The BBC’s statement confirming Mya-Lecia’s death on Wednesday night said: “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 statement went on: ‘We know this news is very upsetting, and it may help to share how you are feeling with friends or a trusted adult.
“If you are struggling and there is no one you feel you can talk to about it, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.”