LOS ANGELES – Actress Vanessa Hudgens will be dedicating her performance in Grease: Live to her father, who passed away hours before tonight’s production.
The 27-year-old said that her father, Greg Hudgens, 65, died after battling stage 4 cancer. Vanessa had revealed his ailment last August, according to E! Online.
Her announcement comes just hours before she is to appear as Rizzo in FOX’s Grease: Live musical special. The program airs tonight at 7 p.m. PT on Q13 FOX.
In addition to Vanessa, Greg is survived by her mother, his wife Gina, and Vanessa’s 20-year-old sister Stella.