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Vanessa Hudgens Reveals Father Died Just Hours Before 'Grease: Live' Performance

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Feb. 1 2016, Published 11:13 a.m. ET

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The show must go on! Vanessa Hudgens' performance as Rizzo in NBC's Grease: Live was spectacular, but considered even more so after fans learned that her father passed away just hours before the performance.

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The show must go on! Vanessa Hudgens' performance as Rizzo in NBC's Grease: Live was spectacular, but considered even more so after fans learned that her father passed away just hours before the performance.

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On Sunday afternoon, before she was set to appear live on TV, the 27-year-old revealed that her father's battle with cancer ended the night before.

Dress rehearsal for FOX’s ‘Grease: Live’ in LA

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"I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer," she tweeted. "Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers. Tonight, I do the show in his honor."

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Dress rehearsal for FOX’s ‘Grease: Live’ in LA

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Audiences were wowed by Hudgens' performance in wake of such a tragedy, celebrities and all, singing her praises on Twitter.

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Dress rehearsal for FOX’s ‘Grease: Live’ in LA

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"Imagine if you had a day like @VanessaHudgens & performed like that. Wow.What a strong woman. My new hero #GreaseLive," co-star Mario Lopez said .

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Dress rehearsal for FOX’s ‘Grease: Live’ in LA

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"I wouldn't expect anything less @VanessaHudgens is killing it! So proud of my girl #GreaseLive," High School Musical pal Ashley Tisdale wrote.

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FOX’s ‘Grease: Live’ – Dress Rehearsals

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Even Hudgens' boyfriend Austin Butler weighed in, tweeting: "WOW @VanessaHudgens singing 'Worst Things' had me in tears. Just brilliant #GreaseLive."

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FOX’s ‘Grease: Live’ – Dress Rehearsals

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Vanessa's family.

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