Grease: Live Star's Father Passes Away, But She Says, "I Do The Show In His Honor"

News   Grease: Live Star's Father Passes Away, But She Says, "I Do The Show In His Honor"
 
Vanessa Hudgens, who will star as Rizzo in tonight's broadcast of Grease: Live on Fox, announced on Twitter that her father passed away from Stage 4 cancer Jan. 30. She said she will perform tonight's show in his honor. 

Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens Photo by Tommy Garcia/FOX

Hudgens' father was in the hospital during rehearsals for Grease: Live. The 27-year-old actress rose to fame by way of Disney's "High School Musical"; she made her Broadway debut as the title role in Gigi, and tonight she will star as Rizzo in Grease.

 

Click here to read more about Hudgens' experience in Grease: Live, which airs at 7 PM ET on Fox.

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