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Young Broadway Star Laurel Griggs Dies Of Asthma Attack At Age 13

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A child star who performed on Broadway has died tragically at just 13 years-old.

Actress Laurel Griggs died on Tuesday after suffering an asthma attack while at with her parents in Manhattan.

It's with heavy heart that I have to share some very sad news. My beautiful and talented granddaughter, Laurel Griggs,...

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Griggs made her Broadway debut at age six -- performing alongside Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson -- in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" and then went on to portray "Ivanka" in the Tony Award-winning "Once" for 17 months; the longest-running Ivanka in the Broadway production's history.

"Her career continued with TV and film, such as the animated series "Bubble Guppies" and her multiple appearances on the legendary 'Saturday Night Live.' Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time," Young Broadway Actor News said.

This beautiful young lady was part of our Once family. Please keep her family in your prayers.

Posted by Once the Musical on Saturday, November 9, 2019

According to the New York Post, first were called to the family's home after the teen began to feel ill while doing her homework. Police officers attempted to revive her using CPR before Griggs was rushed to a local hospital and died hours later.

"I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters," fellow "Once" actress Eliza Holland Madore wrote on social media.

Family, friends, and fellow stage performers gathered in Chelsea on Sunday to remember Laurel's life.

"Laurel was a brilliant young lady whose impact in the lives of everyone she met went far beyond her immense talent. Her wisdom and kindness were gifts to the theatre community during her time on Earth. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time," Young Broadway Actor News said in a statement.

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