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[25 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Stage 1 at Disney World Studios Dedicated to Annette Funicello

On Monday, amid friends, fans, and former Mouseketeers, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger officially renamed Stage 1 on the Disney World Studios lot as the Annette Funicello Stage. Funicello passed away on April 8, 2013 after fighting with multiple sclerosis for more than two and a half decades. But Funicello’s legacy lives on in her films, albums, and her place as an official Disney Legacy, an honor she received in 1992, in addition to the recent posthumous renaming of Stage 1.
The choice of Stage 1 was no mistake, as …

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[8 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Breaking News: Annette Funicello Has Died at Age 70

Annette Funicello has died from complications stemming from her long bout with multiple sclerosis. The childhood star was 70 years old.
Beloved by fans for her stint as a Mouseketeer, Funicello later parlayed her success into a movie career.
The news was first announced via Twitter by D23, but Funicello’s family later confirmed that the star passed peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones as she was removed from life support.
Funicello first became a Mouseketeer at age 12. Her movie career as a teen sensation alongside Frankie Avalon in a string of successful …