Cause Of Broadway Star Laurel Griggs’ Death Revealed
The cause of young Broadway star Laurel Griggs’ death has been revealed by her grandfather after she died last week on Tuesday at age 13.
Born June 28, 2006, Laurel Griggs made her Broadway debut as Polly opposite Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Later, she played Ivanka in the Tony-winning musical Once.
In addition to her work on stage, Ms. Griggs appeared on Saturday Night Live in several sketches as well as the Amazon film Café Society. She additionally created her own short film This is Not a Drill, which screens at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.
Grandfather says about Laurel Griggs’ Death cause
Griggs’ grandfather stated reporters about Cause of Laurel Griggs’ Death she died as a result of an asthma attack, while police told emergency personnel was flagged down at the East Harlem residence for a child having trouble breathing, according to reports.
While a minor asthma attack may be handled at home, severe cases may need emergency care and can be life-threatening if not treated, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Symptoms of asthma attacks include severe shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, coughing or wheezing, and can occur at any age.
“Just because you’ve never had a problem in the past doesn’t mean you can’t have a problem in the future,” declared Dr. Peter Mogayzel, a professor of pediatrics and director of the Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center.
However, her grandfather, David Rivlin, posted on Facebook about the tragic loss, telling his “beautiful and talented granddaughter” died from a massive asthma attack.
Reactions to Griggs passing away
“The world lost a real princess who only wanted to make the future happiness for all,” Rivlin wrote on social media. “Acting was just a childhood dream come true and she had big plans for the future.”
“I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters,” she said on social media. “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.”
In a page dedicated to the star, notes of support and admiration flooded in.
“I had the distinct pleasure of getting to direct Laurel in two plays last year at her school,” a user by the name of Jessica Threet wrote. “I could tell she had something special to give the world. She had such a bright light shining from her.”
“She was kind to everyone, hard-working, and just a pleasure to be around.”
Another person, Lola Horowitz, wrote: “I met Laurel at our theater school, and we became very good friends. I instantly knew that she was one of the most kindest persons I’ve ever met.”
“I loved running into her at auditions — she was sweet and a true ray of light,” Echo Picone wrote. “I wish I got to know her better, but her spirit was bright enough to stay in my memory.”