‘Mouseketeer’ Annette Funicello Dies At 70 Years Old

Mon, April 8, 2013 1:15pm EDT by 10 Comments
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The legendary singer and actress Annette Funicello has died on April 8, following complications with her multiple sclerosis. So sad!

Famous singer and actress Annette Funicello has died at the age 70 on April 8. At the age of 12, Annette rose to fame as one of Disney’s original “Mousekeeters.” She died in a Bakersfield hospital following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Such sad news.

Annette Funicello: Dead From Multiple Sclerosis

Annette died on April 8, reports TMZ.

Annette was famous for being a singer, a dancer and for having large breasts. She starred in many films through her decades long career, including The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine and Pajama Party.

She had spoken out in the past and said that she thought of Walt Disney as a second father.

She was married twice, and has three children. She married Jack Gilardi in 1965 and had three kids called Gina, Jack, Jr. and Jason. She was married to Glen Holt until her death.

She made her career by making a series a beach party movies with Frankie Avalon.

Annette’s multiple sclerosis became very severe in her later life. In 2004, she lost the ability to walk, and by 2009 she was unable to speak.

“Just learning that you have MS is such a devastating shock,” Annette had previously said. “MS is not really a degenerative illness. It is not fatal, nor is it always progressive.”

Our thoughts are with Annette’s family and children.

What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you sad to hear of Annette’s death?

WATCH: Annette Serial Mickey Mouse Club Episode One

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Walt Hutton

Posted at 4:58 AM on April 9, 2013  

Now it’s time to say goodbye ….

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Phyllis Hutton

Posted at 4:47 AM on April 9, 2013  

I remember the outrage my younger sister & I felt when my Mom said we could only watch the club every other day because we had to take turns & let my older sister watch this new program called ‘American Bandstand’.

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Posted at 9:49 PM on April 8, 2013  

She was the Britney Spears of the 1950’s!

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johnwayne1

Posted at 10:19 PM on April 8, 2013  

@——, You moron, she was never a psycho. Wiki her and think before you speak.

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johnwayne1

Posted at 9:13 PM on April 8, 2013  

“Annette was famous for being a singer, a dancer and for having large breasts.”

Really. You have to try and reduce this icon down to “having large breasts”?

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yvonne jimenez

Posted at 6:49 PM on April 8, 2013  

I loved Annette , Those were the good old days. May she rest in peace .No more pain .

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cb

Posted at 3:59 PM on April 8, 2013  

My heart goes out to her family and especially her children. She is in no more pain!

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SaTaNsBatBoy

Posted at 3:07 PM on May 19, 2013  

How the h e l l do YOU know if she WAS in pain and now isn’t?, MOST MS sufferers do NOT have any “Pain” at all. Go wiki the disease MS, learn about it and STFU nitwit! What’s sad is how many f u c k i n g IDIOTS come here and say stupid s h i t !

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 3:45 PM on April 8, 2013  

SHE IS VERY HAPPY NOW

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misti

Posted at 2:55 PM on April 8, 2013  

Thoughts and prayers for her family. Will miss her so much.

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