Obituaries

Young Broadway Actress Laurel Griggs Has Passed Away

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BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that young Broadway actress Laurel Griggs has passed away. The news of her passing was reported on YoungBway.org.

UPDATE: Griggs' cause of death has been revealed. Her grandfather, David B. Rivlin, posted to Facebook, revealing that Griggs' passed away from an asthma attack.

"It's with heavy heart that I have to share some very sad news," he wrote. "My beautiful and talented granddaughter, Laurel Griggs, has passed away suddenly from a massive asthma attack. Mount Sinai was valiant in trying to save her but now she's with the angels"

Griggs made her Broadway debut in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at age 6. She then went on to play the role of Ivanka in Once for 17 months, the longest anyone played the role in the show's Broadway run.

On television and film, she was seen in the animated series "Bubble Guppies" as well as in multiple appearances on "Saturday Night Live."

Take a look back on some of Griggs' past performances below.



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