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Laurel Griggs, Broadway Star, Dead at 13

Laurel Griggs, Broadway Star, Dead at 13
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Laurel Griggs, a 13-year-old actor who had appeared on Broadway and on TV, died suddenly November 5. Her family told Page Six she died following a "massive asthma attack."

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Police administered CPR en route to Mount Sinai Hospital, but she died there hours after arriving.

Griggs' grandfather told Page Six in a message, "The world lost a real princess who only wanted to make the future happy for all. Acting was a just a childhood dream come true and she had big plans for the future."

Griggs made her Broadway debut at age 6 in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opposite Scarlett Johansson, and played Ivanka in the popular Broadway show "ONCE: The Musical." She appeared in two "SNL" sketches and had a role in the 2016 Woody Allen film "Café Society."

TMZ reports that Griggs' school, the Clinton School in NYC, closed for half a day in Laurel's honor.

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