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Monday, April 08, 2013

Former ‘Mouseketeer’ Annette Funicello Dead at 70

Her family confirmed to “Extra” that Funicello died from complications of multiple sclerosis. They were by her side at a Bakersfield hospital when she was taken off life support. Funicello had been in an MS coma for years.

Funicello's only daughter, Gina Gilardi, said in a statement, "She's on her toes dancing in heaven... no more MS. My brothers and I were there, holding her sweet hands when she left us."

The perky star got her start at 12 years old as an original Mouseketeer. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career as a singer with his like "Tall Paul" and "Pineapple Princess.”



Anonymous said...

Oh my ---- I remember watching her on TV as a child. I think she was everyones favorite Mousekateer! She grew into an evern more lovely woman then she was as a child.

Her last yrs of life were so sad but
now ----she suffers no more!

Anonymous said...

I'm a 66 year old male who used to watch the Mickey Mouse Club. I, like many others, was in love with Annette. She was wholesome and not a liberal Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful person, inside & out.

RIP, Annette.

Anonymous said...

God Bless her and her family. I believe Heaven just received an angel.

lmclain said...

God Bless and rest in peace. A lovely, kind, and beautiful person...