02/03/2014 09:59 am ET

Mia Talerico, 5-Year-Old 'Good Luck Charlie' Actress, Receives Death Threats

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The dangers that accompany fame know no age limit.

TMZ reports that 5-year-old "Good Luck Charlie" star Mia Talerico has received threatening and harassing messages, including death threats, from an unknown individual.

Talerico reportedly began receiving the messages on her Instagram account, which is controlled by her mother, in January. In one message, the perpetrator tells Talerico to kill herself, and that she "deserves to die."

The suspect then reportedly sent Talerico a violent photograph of her own head and a bloody fist, writing, "Yes, kill you stupid b--ch."

The LAPD's Threat Management Unit is taking the messages very seriously, beginning a full investigation to locate the suspect.

Talerico plays the principal role of Charlotte (Charlie) Duncan on Disney's "Good Luck Charlie," which is slated to end in Feb. 2014, after a four-season run.

Read more about the case at TMZ.



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