Last week, the grandfather of 13-year-old actress Laurel Griggs confirmed that she passed away after an asthma attack, according to The New York Times.
– Laurel was the kid everyone dreamed of. She was an amazing girl who could play the role without forgetting a single sentence, and I never heard her complain, "her grandfather David B. Rivlin said in a press release.
"I will miss her," he continues.
According to the paper, medical assistance was contacted on Tuesday last week after a young girl had trouble breathing on the stairs in front of the New York Police Department.
The officer needed a girl to have a cardiac and pulmonary rescue immediately on the way to the hospital, police said.
The 13-year-old actor later died in hospital and was buried Friday.
According to his grandfather, Griggs was diagnosed with asthma early on.
"She took medication every day and had a breathing machine she could use if she needed it," he says.
Later, my grandfather also shared warm words about his grandson on social media and posted the following on Facebook:
– The world has lost a real princess who just wanted to make everyone happy happy. The game was a childhood dream and it made big plans for the future, he wrote.
At only six years old, she took a big break on Broadway in the musical "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," where she played with Scarlett Johansson, and Laurel Griggs has since performed a number of memorable roles.
In 2013, she starred in the award-winning musical "Once," and has participated in "Saturday Night Live" several times.
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