Broadway actress Laurel Griggs dead at age 13

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She debuted in the Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Johansson at age 6.

The cause of death for 13-year-old Laurel Griggs has been revealed hours after news first broke about the Broadway star's tragic passing. Her grandfather broke the news on Facebook.

The young Broadway actress Laurel Griggs who featured in many films and television shows died after suffering an asthma attack at the age of 13.

Griggs, who was best known for her role as Ivanka in the Tony Award-winning musical Once, died on November 5 in New York City due to a "massive asthma attack" after she was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, her grandfather, David B. Rivlin, confirmed.

The New York City teen boasted an impressive early career resumé before her life was cut short far too soon.

Later, actress Laurel Griggs also essayed a character named Polly in the play by Tennesee Williams called "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway in the year 2013. She also notably appeared in Cafe Society, a Woody Allen movie also starring Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Sheryl Lee, Corey Stoll and Sari Lennick, who played Evelyn (she was Evelyn's daughter in the film). The late teen performed the role for 17 months between 2013 and 2015 and it became the gig she was best known for.

"I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters", the post reads. "Laurel- you were always smiling and always made other people laugh", Madore wrote. I'm so incredibly grateful that I got to know you. "We will never forget this sweet, talented young soul", he said in part. "My heart goes out to her family". "My heartfelt condolences to her friends and family who loved her so".

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