Los Angeles: Actress Vanessa Hudgens’s father Gregory Hudgens has died shortly after being diagnosed with stage four cancer.
The former “High School Musical” star’s father died on January 30, one day before she was scheduled to perform on musical “Grease Live”, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg, passed away from stage four cancer. Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers. Tonight (Sunday), I do the show in his honour,” she posted on Twitter on Sunday.
(Also read: Michael Jackson drama sparks controversy )
Vanessa played Rizzo on the live musical alongside Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit.
The 27-year-old had opened up about her father’s condition when she accepted an award for Breakthrough Performer at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards.
“Last year, my boyfriend Austin (Butler) lost his mom, Lori, to cancer, and my dad has just been recently diagnosed with stage four cancer,” Vanessa had said during her acceptance speech.