Vanessa Hudgens

Just as Vanessa Hudgens is preparing to take the stage in Grease: Live!, the actress is mourning the loss of her father, Greg Hudgens, after he passed away following a battle with stage 4 cancer at 65 years old.

Vanessa shared the sad news on Twitter, writing, "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."

However, despite the loss Vanessa is still doing the live musical special on FOX, to play her character Rizzo, in honor of her father. She tweeted, "Tonight, I do the show in his honor."

Grease: Live! is set to air on FOX tonight (January 31st) at 7 p.m. ET. Our hearts go out to Vanessa and her family.

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