Vanessa Hudgens, Star Of Grease: Live!, Loses Her Father to Cancer

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Tonight Vanessa Hudgens performs the role of iconic bad girl Rizzo in Fox’s production of Grease: Live!. But she does so with the new and painful knowledge that her father, Greg Hudgens, passed away on Saturday night.

Vanessa tweeted out the news hours before the show aired on Sunday, January 31:


She also announced that she would go forward with the show, and that her performance would serve as a tribute to her father.

In the meantime, Entertainment Weekly reports that many fellow celebrities—including Hudgens’ former High School Musical co-stars—have publicly voiced their support.


Grease: Live! airs tonight at 7 p.m. EST. Jezebel is liveblogging the show here. Pour one out for Vanessa as you sing and hand-jive along.

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The Noble Renard

Fuck cancer. And the show must go on.