Laurel Griggs dead, Actress Griggs Dies at Age 13.
A rising New York City actress who debuted on Broadway alongside Scarlett Johansson and has been featured on “Saturday Night Live” has mysteriously died at age 13, according to a report.
Laurel Griggs — who appeared in the Tony-winning musical “Once” — died on Nov. 5, though the circumstances surrounding her death weren’t provided, according to an obituary.
The teen debuted in the Broadway production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with Johansson at age 6 before she joined the cast of “Once,” where she has the longest run in the role of Ivanka, according to her IMDB page. She also made several appearances in movies and TV shows, including SNL.
Griggs lived with her parents in New York City, where she balanced attending public school with her acting gigs, the page said.
Actress Eliza Holland Madore who also played Ivanka in “Once” paid tribute on Saturday to the teen star in an Instagram post.
“I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters,” Madore wrote. “Laurel- you were always smiling and always made other people laugh.”