Hours before she took the screen to play Rizzo on Fox's "Grease Live!" last night, Vanessa Hudgens took to Twitter to share some heartbreaking news: Her father, Greg Hudgens, had passed away on Saturday evening.
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.
The former "High School Musical" star revealed her father's diagnosis last year, while accepting an award at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards.
"Last year, my boyfriend, Austin, lost his mom, Lori, to cancer, and my dad has just been recently diagnosed with stage four cancer," she said. "Let me tell you, I hate cancer. I hate cancer with every cell of my being."
But the show went on as planned last night -- and Vanessa knocked it out of the park. The incredibly fun show was a blast to watch all around, but Hudgens' performance of "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" stood out as a definite highlight -- especially considering all she was going through as she sang the emotional song.