Published: Mon, November 11, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Broadway actress Laurel Griggs dead at age thirteen

Broadway actress Laurel Griggs dead at age thirteen

The 13-year-old tragically passed away on 5 November and her relatives have now confirmed that it was an asthma attack that led to her death.

Young Broadway star Laurel Griggs has died from complications related to an asthma attack.

The teenager debuted in the Broadway musical "Cat on a Scorching Tin Roof" with Johansson at age 6 ahead of she joined the solid of "Once", wherever she has the longest run in the part of Ivanka, in accordance to her IMDB webpage.

Griggs also starred as Ivanka in the musical, Once, and has appeared twice on Saturday Night Live in 2017 in James Franco and Kumail Nanjiani episodes.

Last Tuesday, Griggs suffered an asthma attack and her family took her to Mount Sinai Hospital. Her grandfather broke the news on Facebook. "My coronary heart goes out to her family members". As TMZ reports, "the cause of death is unknown and something of a mystery".

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Griggs - who debuted on Broadway at age 6 and had appearances on "Saturday Night Live" - died on November 5 in New York City after suffering a massive asthma attack, her family told The Post. The late teen performed the role for 17 months between 2013 and 2015 and it became the gig she was best known for. Along with Steve Carell, Kristen Stewart and others, she appeared in the 2016 romantic comedy, "Café Society".

Teenage Broadway star Laurel Griggs is gone too soon.

Laurel Griggs had shared a picture of herself in her Instagram post outside the NBC studios after one of her spots on SNL and wrote that "Dreams do some true" as the caption of her picture that she had posted. She said she did not feel right. "Laurel- you were often smiling and constantly built other men and women chortle. I am eternally grateful to all of you". "We will never forget this sweet, talented, young soul".

It also includes a link for donations towards Broadway Cares, a nonprofit Aids fundraising organisation that seeks to help people across the U.S. receive life saving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counselling and emergency financial assistance.

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