Ultimate Mouseketeer Funicello Dead at 70

Annette Funicello, the singer and cherished Mouseketeer, was taken off life support after being in a lengthy coma attributed to complications from multiple sclerosis.

Funicello joined the Mouseketeers at 12 and became an immensely popular singer and actor, starring with Frankie Vallie in the “Beach Party” movies of the 1960s.

“The Queen of the Mouseketeers”

In 1992, Funicello announced she had “MS.”  By 2004 she had lost the ability to walk and the disease cost her the ability to speak and around-the-clock care became necessary.

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