BBC children's TV star Mya-Lecia Naylor has died suddenly aged 16.

Naylor died on Sunday April 7th. The cause of death is not yet known.

A statement from her representatives, A&J Management, said they would miss her "greatly".

They said: "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."

Naylor appeared in shows including Millie Inbetween and Almost Never. 

Almost Never also stars Emily Atack, Fleur East and Tess Daly and follows boyband The Wonderland and rival girl group Girls Here First as they competed on a fictional TV talent competition The Spotlight.

Naylor's co-star Atack paid tribute to Naylor on Instagram.

She 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."

A statement posted to the BBC's website described 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 BBC added: "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."

Alice Webb, the director of BBC Children’s, said the news of Mya-Lecia’s death had left her team "distraught and so terribly sad".

"She has shone so brightly on our screens … and it’s unthinkable that she won’t be part of our journey going forward," she said.

"She was hugely popular with our audience, a very talented actress, dancer and singer, and a real role model for her young fans."

Mya-Lecia first appeared on screens as a toddler in Absolutely Fabulous as Saffy’s daughter Jane.

She also had the title role in ITV series Tati’s Hotel. Her film roles included Cloud Atlas, in which she starred alongside Halle Berry and Tom Hanks.