Saturday Night Live, Broadway child actor Laurel Griggs dies aged 13

Saturday Night Live, Broadway child actor Laurel Griggs dies aged 13
Photo credit: Instagram/Laurel Griggs

A young actor who performed on Broadway and featured on Saturday Night Live has died suddenly at the age of 13 years old. 

Laurel Griggs couldn't be saved after suffering a fatal asthma attack, having earlier told her father she "didn't feel so good", according to the New York Post. 

The teen actor made her broadway debut at age six alongside Scarlett Johansson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She went on to appear on comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live in small roles at least twice. 

Griggs' father Andy reportedly told The Post the "alarms in his head" were immediately set off when his daughter signalled she didn't feel well. 

"She would never normally say something like that," he said. 

Page Six reports that Andy Griggs and Laurel's mother were aware of her asthma condition, as she had suffered a serious attack some years previously. 

"My wife noticed that she was having trouble breathing, and she turned to me, and she said, 'Andy, get her to the hospital right away'," Laurel's father said. 

A Facebook post uploaded by David B Rivlin, who says he is Laurel's grandfather, said that medics were "valiant" in trying to save her life.

"Now she's with the angels." 

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