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Vanessa Hudgens' Dad Dies On Eve Of Grease: Live! 'I Do The Show In His Honor'

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:13:19 Z)

Vanessa Hudgens' got very bad news as she was preparing for the final dress rehearsal for "Grease: Live!" Saturday. Her father had just died.

She shared the news with fans on Twitter Sunday morning, just hours before she was to play Rizzo in the Fox TV event.

But the show will go on.

Grease: Live! is being produced on sound stages at Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, California. It airs live on Fox starting at 7pET/4pPT.

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