Vanessa Hudgens Father Dies- Dedicates Grease Live to Him

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It’s been a whirlwind of emotions for Vanessa Hudgens as she prepares for Grease Live tonight on Fox.

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The entire production will be broadcast live as it happens. No time for edits or cuts. The emotions will be extra high, as Hudgens, who is playing the role of Rizzo has lost her father.

Hudgens opened up about her father’s cancer in August 2015.  

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Hudgens gave an emotionally speech last summer while accepting an award at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards & Cancer Benefit Show.

“Last year, my boyfriend, Austin (Butler), lost his mom, Lori, to cancer, and my dad has just been recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. And, let me tell you, I hate cancer. I hate cancer with every cell of my being. If you would have asked me two years ago what I thought of cancer, I would have said, ‘Man, you know it sucks. It’s a horrible disease,’ but that’s only because I had not been faced with it personally. This award, it means a lot to me. But I dedicate it to my boyfriend’s mom, Lori, my dad, and to all the families out there who are struggling with this because it really takes a strong person and a strong family to be able to help those out who are going through this.”

Our prayers are with you.


Grease Live airs at 7pm/6pm Central tonight on Fox.