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Britney Spears Tweets Grief Over Mouseketeer Annette Funicello

Tue, April 9, 2013 8:13am EDT by 1 Comment

Poor Britney. The ‘X Factor’ host revealed she was completely devastated over the passing of role model and fellow Disney Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, who died at age 70.

Britney Spears made an embarassing public blunder when a videographer on the street asked how she felt about Annette Funicello‘s passing — and she accidentally said it was “great.” But the pop star spoke out on Twitter and revealed her mistake, and the true grief she’s feeling over her role model’s tragic death.

Britney Spears Reveals Grief Over Annette Funicello’s Passing

“Misheard a question I was asked earlier by press while I was out and about. I am DEVASTATED to hear about the passing of Annette Funicello,” Britney tweeted on April 8.

“She was a role model for me during my days as a Mousketeer. #Heartbroken,” she added a bit later.

Britney Spears Accidentally Says Annette’s Passing Is ‘Great’

On April 8, Britney was asked on the street by a videographer for TMZ how she felt about Annette’s death, but she obviously misheard the question and said it was “great.” It was clear she was caught in the scuffle of paparazzi and didn’t know what was going on — and made sure to clear up the confusion via Twitter.

Annette Funicello’s Death: Suffered From Multiple Sclerosis

Annette, a member of the orignal Mickey Mouse Club, died on April 8 at the age of 70. She had long suffered from multiple sclerosis, and she passed away in a in a Bakersfield hospital.

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.

So sad. We agree with Britney, and Anette’s passing is a tragedy. Our thoughts are with Annette’s family during his difficult time.

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— Christina Stiehl

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