Vanessa Hudgens suffered a huge loss this weekend; her father passed away from stage 4 cancer. While so many of us would have been too devastated to leave the house, Hudgens gathered all of her strength and took to the stage in the production of Grease Live. Vanessa was playing Rizzo, and it was a truly remarkable thing to see someone be so strong in the face of such a heavy loss.
Her friends and co-stars praised her brave performance on twitter.
WOW @VanessaHudgens singing 'Worst Things' had me in tears. Just brilliant #GreaseLive
— Austin Butler (@austinbutler) February 1, 2016
I wouldn't expect anything less @VanessaHudgens is killing it! So proud of my girl #GreaseLive
— AshleyTisdaleFrench (@ashleytisdale) February 1, 2016
@VanessaHudgens Couldn't be more proud of and in awe of you! What you channeled tonight was magical! Your father is watching and smiling ❤️
— Corbin Bleu (@corbinbleu) February 1, 2016
That was so fun!!! @GoGrease I'm so proud of you @VanessaHudgens you were incredible ❤️
— Ashley Benson (@AshBenzo) February 1, 2016
My prayers are with @VanessaHudgens today.. You are one strong, and admirable woman. ??? #GreaseLive
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) January 31, 2016
Vanessa performed a chilling rendition of "There are worse things I could do" and the show was dedicated to her late father.