The actress Laurel Griggs, which debuted on Broadway with only six years of the hand of Scarlett Johansson in the work Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, died at age 13.
Griggs died on November 5, although the circumstances surrounding his death were not initially provided, according to an obituary published on the Dignity Memorial website. The funeral service was held three days later.
Despite her young age, the little actress had already participated in highly successful productions in Hollywood, such as the movie Cafe Society (2016), directed by Woody Allen and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell Y Blake Lively.
The family revealed this Sunday to the American newspaper The New York Post that Griggs died after suffering a massive asthma attack. The teenager was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the doctors tried to revive her.
“It is with great sadness that I have to share that my beautiful and talented granddaughter, Laurel Griggs, suddenly died of a massive asthma attack. The doctors tried to save her, but now she is with the angels, ”Said the girl’s grandfather, David Rivlin, in a Facebook message. "The world lost a true princess. Acting was a childhood dream come true and I had big plans for the future. ”
The teen debuted in the Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Scarlett Johansson at age 6 before joining the cast of "Eleven" Tony Award winner. She played the role for 17 months between 2013 and 2015, according to her IMDB page. He also made several appearances in movies and television shows, including SNL.
Griggs lived with his parents in New York City.
The actress Eliza Holland Madore, who also played Ivanka in "Once," paid tribute to the teenage star on an Instagram post on Saturday."I am deeply sad for the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters"Madore wrote. "Laurel, I was always smiling and always making other people laugh. ”.
“I am so incredibly grateful to have met you. You will never be forgotten and we will never stop loving you. Everyone in the Once family will keep you alive in our thoughts. My heart is with his family, "he said in his post with several photos with Griggs.
In addition to her time on Broadway, the little actress appeared on numerous occasions in Saturday night Live or in the animated series for Nickelodeon, Bubble Guppies.
The obituary confirming the death of the actress was commissioned by the BizParentz Foundation, an organization that promotes the defense of the rights and safety of underage actors in the United States.
After hearing the news of the death of Griggs, the Twitter account of Young broadway He shared a tribute to the rising star. "We are sad to share that Laurel Griggs passed away this week at the age of 13"they wrote. "Laurel was a brilliant young woman who appeared on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Once. We send our condolences to loved ones in this difficult time. "