Fans, friends and Broadway pay tribute to 13-year-old actress Laurel Griggs

Laurel battled asthma for about two years, her father Andrew Griggs told CNN. Griggs suffered an asthma attack and within two hours, went into cardiac arrest and died.

(CNN) -- A shining light, a distinct talent, a loving person. That's how Laurel Griggs, the 13-year-old actress who died Nov. 5, is being remembered.

Laurel battled asthma for about two years, her father Andrew Griggs told CNN. Last Tuesday, Griggs suffered an asthma attack and within two hours, went into cardiac arrest and died.

More than 1,000 attended her funeral, her father said, and hundreds more paid their respects online.

"Laurel was a brilliant young lady whose impact in the lives of everyone she met went far beyond her immense talent," the outlet Young Broadway Actor News said. "Her wisdom and kindness were gifts to the theatre community during her time on Earth."

The outlet shared some of the star's career highlights through pictures and videos.

Laurel was born on June 28, 2006, according to her obituary.

Laurel made her Broadway debut at 6 years old in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," performing alongside Scarlett Johansson. In 2013, she performed in the Tony award-winning musical "Once" as the alternate for the role of Ivanka. In 2015, she ended her 17-month run with "Once" and transitioned her career toward TV and film.

The production of "Once" wrote on its Facebook page: "This beautiful young lady was part of our Once family. Please keep her family in your prayers."