Just a few hours before she takes the stage for Sunday’s broadcast of Grease: Live, Vanessa Hudgens announced on Twitter that her father, Greg, died of cancer on Saturday. Hudgens, who is starring as Rizzo, added that she’ll be dedicating her performance to him, and a number of costars, friends, and fans reached out on social media to share their support.
Many of Hudgens’ former High School Musical costars, including Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, and Olesya Rulin, shared their condolences on Twitter, as did stars like Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sarah Hyland, and Debra Messing.
I am devastated. Just thinking of my girl and praying for her strength today.
— AshleyTisdaleFrench (@ashleytisdale) January 31, 2016
— Monique Coleman (@gimmemotalk) January 31, 2016
@VanessaHudgens you’re an amazing soul! I’m sending you love and light
— Olesya Rulin (@olesyarulin) January 31, 2016
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 31, 2016
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 31, 2016
— Billy Bush (@billybush) January 31, 2016
@VanessaHudgens break legs sweetie!!
— Jamie Chung (@jamiechung1) January 31, 2016
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) January 31, 2016
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) January 31, 2016
Grease: Live airs Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on Fox.