Laurel Griggs, Broadway and ‘SNL’ Actress, Dies at 13

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Broadway actress Laurel Griggs dead at 13

"Acting was a just a childhood dream come true and she had big plans for the future".

Laurel Griggs, a 13-year-old actress known for numerous Broadway roles, died unexpectedly last Tuesday.

The young Broadway actress Laurel Griggs who featured in many films and television shows died after suffering an asthma attack at the age of 13. "Mount Sinai was valiant in trying to save her but now she's with the angels". The young actor Laurel Griggs marked her Broadway debut in the year 2012 at the tender age of 6.

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Her IMDb page lists a lot of wonderful traits about the late actress including her charitable work with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, her life in New York City with her parents Elizabeth Rivlin and Andrew Griggs and how she enjoyed everyday activities like swimming, singing and ice skating.

Laurel Griggs - who appeared in the Tony-winning musical "Once" - died on November 5, though the circumstances surrounding her death weren't provided, according to an obituary. She also spent almost two years, between 2013 and 2015, performing as Ivanka in the Tony-award winning Once the Musical and had two uncredited appearances on the long-running NBC late-night sketch series Saturday Night Live in 2017. She performed the role for 17 months while also being at school full time.

"I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters", she wrote. "Laurel - you were always smiling and always made other people laugh". I'm so incredibly grateful I got to know you.

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Friends and family have also posted about Griggs' passing on social media. Everybody in the Once Family is going to keep you alive through us. R.I.P.

Griggs's Once co-star Lucas Papaelias posted about her death on Instagram writing, "We are all heartbroken and devastated". "We send our condolences to her loved ones at this hard time".

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