One of the talented child star Laurel Griggs, who started acting career at age 6 appearing as Polly in Rob Ashford’s musical production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, died on Nov. 5 at her age of 13, reported by more than one news agency.
Over one thousand people attended funeral of Broadway actress on Friday, her father told media after her death on 5 November in New York.
Her funeral service was held about three days after her death on Thursday, Dignity Memorial page revealed.
She had been suffered from a “massive asthma attack,” reported by the Page Six, while The Post confirmed her death date after taking Griggs’ family members in New York.
According to her grandmother, X, David B. Rivlin, after finding her suffering bad health Griggs family took her to Mount Sinai Hospital rapidly, while Doctors were not capable to breathe life into her.
In 2013, Griggs began her Broadway career at age 6 as Polly in Rob Ashford’s musical production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof along with Hollywood super star Scarlett Johansson, detailed by IMDb page.
Nevertheless, she rose to fame performing “Ivanka” for nearly 17 months in the Tony Award-winning musical “ONCE,” between 2013 and 2015.
Not only this, Griggs had been seen opposite Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, and Steve Carell in the romantic comedy Cafe Society in 2016. She also emerged in a number of episodes of Saturday Night Live.
Actress Eliza Holland Madore expressed sorrow 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,”
She added, “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.”
On the other side, to pay tribute to Griggs, Broadway theaters dimmed the lights of their marquees on Friday, though dimming marquee lights is a long-standing Broadway tradition in honor to Broadway stars after their death.