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Broadway actress Laurel Griggs dies at the young age of 13

Broadway actress Laurel Griggs dies at the young age of 13

Laurel Griggs, best known for her work on Broadway, has died at the age of 13.

So far the cause of death has not been made public, but her Dignity Memorial page revealed that she passed away on November 5 and was laid to rest on Friday, November 8.

Griggs made her Broadway debut at the age of six in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, alongside Scarlett Johansson, Ciarin Hinds, and Benjamin Walker.

RIP: Broadway actress Laurel Griggs passed away at the age of 13 November 5

After making her mark with Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Griggs joined the cast of the musical Once, where she played the role of Ivanka for 17 months, which was longer than any other actress in the Broadway production’s history.

In addition to theater, Laurel had done a number of commercials and voice-overs.

Some of her career highlights also included several appearances on Saturday Night Live and on the animated series Bubble Guppies.

Rising star: Griggs starred in Broadway's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and the musical Once; she is pictured in December 2017 after one of her appearances on Saturday Night Live and wrote, 'Dreams do come true,' in the caption of the Instagram photo

Rising star: Griggs starred in Broadway’s Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and the musical Once; she is pictured in December 2017 after one of her appearances on Saturday Night Live and wrote, ‘Dreams do come true,’ in the caption of the Instagram photo

The actress shared a pictured of herself outside the NBC studios after one of her spots on SNL and wrote: ‘Dreams do come true,’ in the caption. 

The budding star also starred in the 2016 romantic comedy-drama Cafe Society that featured Steve Carrell, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Jesse Eisenberg.

According to her IMDb page. Griggs had a reputation for being ‘an incredibly professional child who respects her craft and others.’

In memoriam: Donations can be made in Laurel Griggs' memory by going to Broadway Cares (broadwaycares.org)

In memoriam: Donations can be made in Laurel Griggs’ memory by going to Broadway Cares (broadwaycares.org)

She also donated her time to numerous charities including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 

Griggs also professed to have a love for music, reading, swimming, singing, ice skating, playing with friends and, of course, watching movies and television. 

The teenager had been living with her parents and going to public school in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.      

Donations can be made in Laurel Griggs’ memory by going to Broadway Cares (broadwaycares.org)

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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