Broadway actress Laurel Griggs has died, according to multiple reports. She was 13-years-old. 

Griggs died on Nov. 5 and a funeral service was held three days later in New York, according to a posted page on Dignity Memorial. The cause of death has not been revealed. 

Born on June 28, 2006, Griggs was best known for her role as Ivanka in the Tony Award-winning musical Once. The young star performed in the production for 17 months between 2013 and 2015. Griggs made her debut on the Broadway stage  in Rob Ashford’s musical production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2013, opposite Scarlett Johansson, when she was six-years-old according to her IMDb page.

Apart from Broadway, Griggs was also featured in several episodes of Saturday Night Live, as she shared on her Instagram.

Atress Eliza Holland Madore, who also played Ivanka in Once, took to her Instagram to pay tribute to Griggs who she says “always made other people laugh.” “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,” she wrote. “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.”

The Young Broadway Twitter account also paid tribute to Griggs, tweeting: “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.” 

Donations in Griggs’ honor can be made to Broadway Cares, a nonprofit that raises money for AIDS-related causes. 

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.


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