Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

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.

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? πŸ‘πŸΌ #GreaseLive @GoGrease @FOXTV #ThereAreWorseThingsICouldDo