‘Grease Live’ Star Vanessa Hudgens Mourns Her Father: ‘Tonight I Do the Show in His Honor’

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On Saturday afternoon, “Grease Live” star Vanessa Hudgens was belting out “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” as Pink Lady Rizzo in the final dress rehearsal of Fox’s production of the live musical.

Then Saturday night, she got the news that her father died, which she shared on Twitter.

“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.”

Ever the professional, though, she announced that the show must go on, and she would go ahead with the live performance in his honor.

Fox’s live broadcast of “Grease Live” airs at 7 p.m. PT.

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  1. Bill B. says:

    I’m sorta getting lost about today’s society. Who runs to a social network to announce something so devastating and personal to the world that their father had passed away?! I am also put off many times when somebody dies or is ill and some use it to express condolences. If you are close enough to someone to be truly upset by their loss, is a tweet the way to express it?! How about something a bit more personal? I sometimes get the impression that the only reason they post these expressions of sorrow on Twitter is to show the world just how good and caring a person they are. I hate Twitter.

    • “Get off my lawn, you pesky kids.” – Bill B.

    • Rex says:

      Ever think that Twitter was just ONE way she expressed her sorrow, Bill? She IS part of today’s world, and Twitter is just one of MANY venues of expression for MULTIPLE GENERATIONS. The fact that you ONLY picked up on this PART of what she did because Variety reported it shows that you didn’t do your research before damning her.

    • LOL says:

      Zowie Bowie did the same when his old man passed away earlier this month, but no-one lambasted him.

      In all honesty, I agree with you, Bill B.

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