Vanessa Hudgens and her younger sister Stella were spotted at L.A.'s Forest Lawn Mortuary Tuesday making plans to bury their father, Greg Hudgens, who passed away on Saturday from Stage 4 cancer. The 27-year-old High School Musical star has taken charge in the funeral preparations and a friend of the Hudgens' family told RadarOnline.com exclusively that it will be a "beautiful goodbye!" Click through seven somber photos inside the actress and her sister's final hours with her father.
Vanessa and her 20-year-old sister Stella looked drained today as they approached Forest Lawn Mortuary in Los Angeles, near where the actress's family resides.
On Sunday, just as Hudgens was getting ready to take center stage as Rizzo on Fox's TV musical Grease: Live, the actress learned that her father had died after a long battle with cancer. On her Twitter, she wrote: "'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."
Multiple online reports said that the actress has known about her father's condition since August 2014, when he was diagnosed. "Vanessa and her sister were very close to their father, but they were also prepared for this to happen," said a close friend of Hudgens.
As Radar reported, the actress was spotted yesterday on the brink of tears. "She is sad right now because she is planning her father's burial. Vanessa said that it will be a 'beautiful goodbye' to her dad," the source told Radar. Aside from Vanessa and Stella, Greg is survived by their mother, and his wife, Gina.
When Hudgens noticed the photographers, she gave a hopeful smile as she walked with her younger sister to plan her father's final farewell.
"She is just very grateful that her last days spent with her dad were good ones and she said he will 'always be here' in her heart," the Hudgens insider told Radar.
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