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Vanessa Hudgens' Dad Died Hours Before She Performed In "Grease: Live"

"Tonight, I do the show in his honor."

Last updated on February 1, 2016, at 9:24 a.m. ET

Posted on January 31, 2016, at 1:51 p.m. ET

On Sunday morning, Vanessa Hudgens announced via Twitter that her father, Greg, had died from cancer.

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.

In August, Hudgens revealed on Instagram that her dad was sick and asked fans to pray for his recovery.

Instagram: @vanessahudgens

Hudgens shared the tragic news of his death just hours before she was due to take the stage in Fox's production of Grease: Live as Rizzo.


She tweeted that, despite her dad's passing, she was going to still perform and "do the show in his honor."

UPDATE: Hudgens performed Sunday night and wowed critics and fans with her rendition of "There Are Worse Things I Could Do."

And what about @VanessaHudgens? 👏🏼 #GreaseLive @GoGrease @FOXTV #ThereAreWorseThingsICouldDo

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