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.
— Austin Butler (@austinbutler) February 1, 2016
— 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
— Ashley Benson (@AshBenzo) February 1, 2016
— 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.