Vanessa Hudgens Dedicating 'Grease: Live!' Performance to Late Father

Eric Ray Davidson
Vanessa Hudgens of Grease: Live! photographed on Dec. 20, 2015 at Quixote Studios West Hollywood, Calif.

Actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens is dedicating her Grease: Live! performance Sunday night (Jan. 31) to her father, who passed away Saturday after battling cancer.

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“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,” Hudgens tweeted Sunday morning. “Tonight, I do the show in his honor.”

Hudgens will play Rizzo in Grease: Live! on Fox, alongside Julianne Hough as Sandy and Broadway star Aaron Tveit as Danny.

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The cast also includes Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy, Keke Palmer as Marty, Dancing With The Stars contestant Carlos Penavega as Kenickie, as well as Mario Lopez, among others.