We are sad to report Broadway actress Laurel Griggs has passed away at the age of 13, according to multiple reports.
After leaving "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", Griggs went on to join the cast of Tony award-winning musical "Once" in 2013, performing as an alternate for the role of Ivanka. Though she died earlier this week, the news didn't surface until the weekend.
Her family said a remembrance service will be held Sunday afternoon in Chelsea to celebrate her life.
Laurel's death was listed in an obituary on Digital Memorial that lists her date of birth, date of death and when her committal took place.
Laurel Griggs was a young actress on the rise when her life was taken too soon. The actress was a budding talent and making her mark in both Hollywood and Broadway.
Griggs made her Broadway debut when she was six years old in the 2013 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof alongside Scarlett Johansson. She also notably appeared in Cafe Society, a Woody Allen movie also starring Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Sheryl Lee, Corey Stoll and Sari Lennick, who played Evelyn (she was Evelyn's daughter in the film). She performed the role for 17 months while also being at school full time.
The actress shared a pictured of herself outside the NBC studios after one of her spots on SNL and wrote: 'Dreams do come true, ' in the caption.
Eliza Holland Madore, who also played Ivanka in "ONCE", paid tribute to Griggs on Instagram.
"I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters", she wrote. "Laurel- you were often smiling and constantly built other men and women chortle".
Actor Lucas Papaelias dedicated a sweet Instagram post to her. Everybody in the Once Family is heading to maintain you alive by way of us. R.I.P.