Laurel Griggs Dies: Broadway Actress Who Played Ivanka In ‘Once’ Was 13

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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.

"It's with a heavy heart that I have to share some very sad news", he writes. "Acting was just a childhood dream come true and she had big plans for the future".

Broadway actress Laurel Griggs dead at 13. The funeral happened at Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City.

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Laurel Griggs died from an asthma attack, according to her grandfather.

Griggs made her Broadway debut when she was six years old in the 2013 production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" alongside Scarlett Johansson. She also spent almost two years, between 2013 and 2015, performing as Ivanka in the Tony-award winning Once the Musical and had two uncredited appearances on the long-running NBC late-night sketch series Saturday Night Live in 2017.

Additionally, Laurel also spent time on the small screen guest-starring on Saturday Night Live multiple times in 2017 and on the animated series, Bubble Guppies, too.

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Eliza Holland Madore, who has also starred in ONCE on broadway, wrote a tribute to the young actress.

"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". "We will never forget this sweet, talented young soul", he said in part. The Broadway star's family also planned a service in her memory on Sunday in order to celebrate the live she had.

Laurel's former Once costar Lucas Papaelias, 43, wrote a heartbreaking tribute to her on Instagram on November 10 alongside a photo of them on set. "My heartfelt condolences to her friends and family who loved her so".

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