Saturday Night Live and Broadway star dies aged 13

A young girl who was known for her Saturday Night Live appearances and her acting on Broadway has died at only 13.

Laurel Griggs was unable to be saved after suffering a fatal asthma attack, having earlier told her father she “didn’t feel so good.”

The child actor’s father said alarms went off in his head when his daughter explained she felt unwell.

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

Griggs’ parents said they were aware of their daughter’s asthma condition, as she had previously suffered from a serious attack a few years prior.

“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’,” said Griggs’ father.

The 13-year-old made her Broadway debut at the age of six alongside Scarlett Johansson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She also appeared on comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live a couple of times in small acting roles.

A Facebook post uploaded by the late teen’s grandfather said the medics on scene were “valiant” in trying to save her life.

“Now she’s with the angels.”