Entertainment
Sangeeta Kocharekar
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 16:01

Vanessa Hudgens is an absolute trooper, according to Twitter

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It was a rough day for Vanessa Hudgens but she powered on, and Twitter users are applauding her bravery.

Our hearts go out to Vanessa Hudgens. The actress’s father Greg Hudgens tragically passed away from stage four cancer on Sunday at 65 years old.

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Somehow Vanessa found it in her to summon the courage to put on a brave face and completely nail her performance as fictional Betty Rizzo in television special Grease: Live only hours after her loss.

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What a total legend.

It's the time! Tune in to watch #GreaseLive on Fox! @gogrease

A video posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on

The show went off without a hitch, and Twitter exploded with praise for Ness.

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Ness told her fans about her father's illness back in August. During a speech during a cancer charity event last year, she spoke of the pain during a speech. 

"Last year, my boyfriend, Austin, lost his mum, Lori, to cancer, and my dad has just been recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Let me tell you, I hate cancer. I hate cancer with every cell of my being."

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