Vanessa Hudgens laid her father to rest Tuesday.
The actress shared a few touching moments from her dad Greg Hudgens' memorial service via Snapchat. In the first video, she used one of the app's newer filters, which gave the appearance of foggy glass. When she blew a kiss, the words "I love you" appeared, and she added "Dad" to the end of the sentence. Vanessa's second photo featured a framed portrait of Greg wearing his firefighter uniform. The picture appeared to be on display at her father's gravesite. The actress shared the same picture on Instagram and wrote, "Rest in peace daddy." In her third and final Snapchat video, Vanessa showed people dancing and wrote, "This is how you celibate [sic] a life." One woman invited her to "join" in the action, but Vanessa replied, "We don't know how!"
One day after Greg's death, Vanessa's younger sister, Stella Hudgens, also took to Twitter to express her grief. "I don't know what to say. Thank you so much for the support," she wrote. "I will miss my dad, but i'm so glad to have had such an amazing man in my life."
Greg died Jan. 30, on the eve of Vanessa's performance as Betty Rizzo in Fox's Grease: Live. "I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer. Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers," she tweeted at the time, adding, "Tonight, I do the show in his honor." After the TV special finished airing Jan. 31, it was dedicated to her late father. Vanessa nailed her performance in Grease: Live and received praise from celebrities on Twitter, including High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale, Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and other stars.
"TEARS. everywhere," Stella wrote. "@VanessaHudgens you are just unbelievable. #GreaseLive." In an Instagram caption, she elaborated on Vanessa's performance, writing, "Wow, #GreaseLive was unbelievably amazing. So proud of everyone who made it possible! So so proud of Vanessa. You shine so bright. I know daddy is smiling down on you."
In turn, Vanessa thanked people for their support via social media. "I can't believe @gogrease is OVER! Grand opening and grand closing. Thank you to everyone who watched & supported me last night. Doing #greaselive was one of the most incredible experiences and I'm so glad you guys liked it as much as I did," she tweeted Feb. 1. "Till next time Rizz ... #pinkladyforlife," Vanessa tweeted alongside a photo from her heartfelt solo performance of "There Are Worse Things I Could Do."
Understandably, Greg's loss has been hard to handle. Three days ago, Vanessa shared a quote via her Instagram page that read, "I wish heaven had visiting hours." She captioned it, "If only..."