Vanessa Hudgens Announces Father’s Death, Will Still Perform ‘Grease Live’ Tonight

This is just devastating.

This morning, Vanessa Hudgens, who will be starring in Grease Live tonight, announced on Twitter that her father has officially passed away.

The 27-year-old actress¬†said that her father, Greg, passed away due to stage 4 cancer. In her tweet, Hudgens thanked her fans for keeping her father in their prayers. She also said that, despite the tragedy, she will continue with the show tonight and will be performing “in his honor.”

Hudgens will star as Rizzo on the Fox special tonight, airing at 7 p.m., alongside a number of other celebrities, including Julianne Hough as Sandy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Vanessa and her family.

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