The actual cause of 13-year-old Broadway actress Laurel Griggs’ death has been disclosed by her Grandpa.
Griggs’ family told The reporters that she died of a “massive asthma attack” on Nov. 5 in New York City.
The little cutie was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, her grandfather, David B. Rivlin, told the sources. Doctors were unable to survive her.
“The world lost a real princess who only wanted to make the future happy for all,” Rivlin shared on Sunday in a Facebook post.
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“Acting was just a childhood dream come true and she had big plans for the future.”
Rivlin said Griggs’ funeral took place on 7th Nov at Park West Riverside in New York City and burial at New Montefiore Cemetery
Griggs’ family members did not suddenly respond to the source’s requests for comment.
Griggs made her Broadway entry at age of 6 as Polly in Rob Ashford’s musical production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2013, opposite Scarlett Johansson, according to her IMDb page.
She is well noted for her role as Ivanka in the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE. She performed the role for 17 months between 2013 and 2015.
In 2016, she again appeared in the romantic comedy Cafe Society alongside Steve Carell, Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart. She has also appeared in several episodes of Saturday Night Live.
Actress Eliza Holland Madore, who also played Ivanka in ONCE, paid tribute to Griggs on Instagram. “I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters. Laurel- you were always smiling and always made other people laugh,” Madore shared.
“I’m so incredibly grateful that I got to know you. You will never be forgotten, and we will never stop loving you.
Everybody in the Once Family is going to keep you alive through us. R.I.P. My heart goes to her family.”
Due to news of Griggs’ death, Young Broadway’s Twitter account shared a tribute to the young star.
“We are saddened to share that Laurel Griggs passed away this week at the age of 13,” they shared. “Laurel was a brilliant young lady who appeared on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Once. We send our condolences to her loved ones at this difficult time.”