SNL and Broadway Actress Laurel Griggs Dead at 13

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SNL star and Broadway actress Laurel Griggs has passed away at the very young age of 13.

The up-and-coming child actress tragically passed away at the very beginning of what appeared to be a long and successful career in film and television.

Keep reading to learn more about Laurel Griggs and what she achieved in her life before her tragic death.

Our thoughts go out to Laurel’s family and friends at this hard time.

Rest in peace.

Griggs was an actress who appeared to be destine for big things.

At the very tender age of just six, Laurel made her first appearance on Broadway in the role of Polly in Tennessee William’s legendary play, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

Laurel is perhaps best known for her role in Once: The Musical – based on John Carney’s film of the same name.

In her role in Once, Laurel found herself performing opposite Scarlett Johansson. Laurel kept the role for 17 months between 2013 and 2015. During which time Once saw itself win a Tony Award.

Despite her young age, Laurel actually starred on SNL twice in small roles.

Starring in this Christmas sketch on SNL, Laurel is the second child to appear in the scene, during which she hilariously asks whether Donald Trump is on the naughty list.

Laurel featured in Woody Allen’s 2016 rom-com, Cafe Society. In the film she starred alongside such a-listers as Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, and Ken Stott.

Laurel’s Once co-star, Eliza Holland Madore, who played Ivanka in Once wrote expressing her heartbreak:
I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters. Laurel – you were always smiling and always made other people laugh.

I’m so incredibly grateful that I got to know you. You will never be forgotten, and we will never stop loving you. Everybody in the Once Family is going to keep you alive through us. R.I.P. My heart goes to her family. 

Posting on Twitter, the Young Broadway account wrote:
We are saddened to share that Laurel Griggs passed away this week at the age of 13. Laurel was a brilliant young lady who appeared on Broadway in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “Once”. We send our condolences to her loved ones at this difficult time.

In addition to her work on the stage, it has been reported that Laurel also acted in numerous commercials for television.

Laurel established herself as an expert in many mediums, carrying out high profile work in film, TV, theater, as well as commercials and voice overs as well!

According to her IMDB page, Griggs had a reputation for being ‘an incredibly professional child who respected her craft and others’.

Laurel tragically passed away at the age of 13.

Laurel passed away on November 5th and was reportedly buried on Friday, November 9th. At the time of writing no cause of death has been revealed.

Her death is so heartrendingly tragic, especially at such a young age. Rest in peace Laurel.