Annette Funicello, the legendary Mouseketeer who was a singer, big screen icon, and first and foremost, a Mouseketeer, has sadly passed away due to complications with Multiple Sclerosis. She was 70 years old. Funicello was an incredibly gifted actress, singer, and one who seemed to really embrace the fame she had been so lucky to stumble upon. She never turned her back on Disney, or the company, and she always stayed true to the ideals that Walt Disney had instilled in her. This is an absolutely sad day for fans, and the company, and she’ll truly be missed. There’s not much else to say about her, other than her passing is truly a sad day for Mouseketeers, film fans, and music fans, everywhere. All of us here at Chip and Company send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. Thank you for so many wonderful memories, films, and songs, Annette. You will be very missed. R.I.P.
Hit the jump to watch some videos from her days as a Mouseketeer, and use the comments section to leave your tributes and thoughts about her.
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