Breaking News: Annette Funicello Has Died at Age 70

Funicello and Frankie Avalon During at the Height of Their Beach Movie Fame

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 beach movies cemented her place as one of America’s sweethearts.


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