Vanessa Hudgens Puts on a Brave Face in 'Grease: Live' Just Hours After Losing Her Father

Vanessa Hudgens performed in 'Grease: Live' a day after her dad died from cancer.

Actress Vanessa Hudgens bravely performed on the live TV version of Grease just a day after the death of her father.

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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.

January 31, 2016

Tonight, I do the show in his honor.

January 31, 2016

Just six months ago, she posted a photo of her father to Instagram and asked fans to “pray for his healing.”


My daddy and I ❤️❤️❤️ Please pray for his healing!!! The more prayers the better. ????

A photo posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:06am PDT


Vanessa, 27, sang and danced through her pain during the three-hour production and the reaction was overwhelming.

I wouldn't expect anything less @VanessaHudgens is killing it! So proud of my girl #GreaseLive

February 1, 2016

There's My girl @VanessaHudgens!!!! #GreaseLive

February 1, 2016

Everyone was incredible tonight. Well done @juliannehough @VanessaHudgens @AaronTveit the whole cast and the CREW! #GreaseLive

February 1, 2016

I don't steal and I don't lie
But I can feel and I can cry#GreaseLive
Chills. @VanessaHudgens

February 1, 2016

There were a couple of technical glitches during the show. During a high school dance scene, the sound dropped out and the weather meant the stars had to carry umbrellas during an outdoor number.

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Celebrities watching from home were impressed with the show.

Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid posted video as they sang along to "Hopelessly Devoted To You.”

GOALS! @taylorswift13 watching #GreaseLive & singing along with @GiGiHadid on Gigi's snapchat! ? ? #snapchat #myvid

February 1, 2016

Singer Christina Perri also showed her support for the show.

wishing everyone luck at #GreaseLive tonight!! i can't wait to watch & sing along! ⚡️

January 31, 2016

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