Written by Sara Bordon, February 2, 2016

Just hours after losing her father to cancer, Vanessa Hudgens took to the stage and gave an amazing performance on NBC’s Grease: Live!

The 27-year-old has been prepping for the live performance for months, taking on the iconic role of Rizzo.

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Tragically, Vanessa had to announce her father Greg’s passing the night before she was due to take the stage.

And while an understudy was ready to perform in her place, the starlet ‘insisted on still doing this because her dad would want nothing more,’ an insider reveals.

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‘Vanessa said that her dad really wanted to watch her do this because Grease was one of his favourite films of all time. She had to make him proud.’

Although Vanessa delivered a solid performance, it’s been reported that the star broke down after the show finished.

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Watch Vanessa’s brilliant performance as Rizzo…

We think her father would be proud at his daughter’s incredible performance and our hearts go out to Vanessa and her family at this difficult time.

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