Vanessa Hudgens’ Dad Dies Night Before Her “Grease” Performance on Live TV

Just hours after revealing her dad had lost his battle with cancer, Vanessa Hudgens stepped out in front of millions and dazzled in Fox’s Grease: Live on Sunday night.
The 27-year-old former “High School Musica”l star performed as Betty Rizzo and dedicated the show in “honor” of her father, Greg, who died Saturday.
She wrote: “I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer. Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers.”
The brave actress joined a star-studded cast including Julianne Hough, Jessie J and Carly Rae Jepsen for the live musical event, based on the original 1971 musical “Grease.
Early figures suggest Fox’s first attempt at a live TV musical have been a success with critics raving about the show.
But the biggest praise of the night was for Hudgens with many celebrating her courage on Twitter, especially after she gave a flawless performance of “There Are Worse Things I Could Do.”
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