'SNL' And Broadway Actress Laurel Griggs Dead At 13

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Broadway actress Laurel Griggs dead at 13

He wrote, "Words can't express how I feel about the sudden loss of our littlest "no neck monster" from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".

Griggs's grandfather, David Rivlin, confirmed the cause of death on his Facebook page writing, "My lovely and talented granddaughter, Laurel Griggs, has passed away suddenly from a massive asthma attack".

It's absolutely heartbreaking to hear this news, as it seems the young thespian had her whole life ahead of her and was bound for even more greatness someday. My handsome and talented granddaughter, Laurel Griggs, has passed away suddenly from a massive asthma attack.

Laurel died on November 5.




Later, actress Laurel Griggs also essayed a character named Polly in the play by Tennesee Williams called "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway in the year 2013. She also made several appearances in movies and TV shows, including SNL.

According to her IMDB page, Griggs had the longest run of Ivanka in "Once". She was only 7 or 8 when I worked with her for 17 months and 36-40 hours a week, which was so fun.

Tributes poured in for the teen star on social media with fellow teen star Eliza Holland Madore, who also played the role of Ivanka in Once, revealing her devastation on Instagram. "Laurel- you were always smiling and always made other people laugh". I'm so incredibly grateful I got to know you. "We will never forget this sweet, talented young soul", he said in part.

Young Broadway Actors News wrote on Facebook that Griggs was a "brilliant young lady" whose "talent, wisdom, and kindness were gifts to the theater community". "We send our condolences to her loved ones at this hard time".

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