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Vanessa Hudgens' Heart-Wrenching Performance In "Grease: Live" Wowed Everyone

The actor's father died of cancer shortly before the production.

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Just hours before her performance in Grease: Live was set to begin, Vanessa Hudgens announced her father had died of cancer.

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"Tonight, I do the show in his honor," Hudgens tweeted.

From critics to fellow performers to viewers, just about everyone agreed that Hudgens' performance as Rizzo would have made him proud.

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Imagine you had Vanessa Hudgens' day, and doing that. What a superhero. In total awe.

So many extra feelings for #BettyRizzo tonight. @GoGrease @VanessaHudgens

AND to perform under those circumstances? I mean, props to that lovely lady. @VanessaHudgens #GreaseLive

Impossible not to get extra emotional from Vanessa Hudgens on "There Are Worse Things I Could Do.” Well done. #GreaseLive

I will never underestimate Vanessa Hudgens again. #GreaseLive

New girl crush alert ... @VanessaHudgens 🔥 who is seriously crushing this #GreaseLive #TeamRiz

After the cast took their bows, Fox even dedicated the production to Hudgens' father, Greg.

Sweet dedication at the end #GreaseLive

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