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Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70
« on: April 08, 2013, 03:26:11 PM »
Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70



Hollywood icon Annette Funicello has died at age 70, ET has confirmed.

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"Annette Funicello, long-time Disney and Beach Party star, passed away on Monday April 8 at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, CA, at the age of 70," her rep said in a statement. "She died peacefully from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis, a disease she battled for over 25 years."

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Commenting on her passing, Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, said, "Annette was and always will be a cherished member of the Disney family, synonymous with the word Mouseketeer, and a true Disney Legend. She will forever hold a place in our hearts as one of Walt Disney's brightest stars, delighting an entire generation of baby boomers with her jubilant personality and endless talent. Annette was well known for being as beautiful inside as she was on the outside, and she faced her physical challenges with dignity, bravery and grace. All of us at Disney join with family, friends, and fans around the world in celebrating her extraordinary life."

Born October 22, 1942, in Utica, New York, Funicello is survived by her husband and three children.


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Re: Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 03:27:32 PM »
My very first 'love'.

Used to watch the Mickey Mouse Club everyday after school. 
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Re: Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 03:39:44 PM »
   
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Re: Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 03:46:56 PM »
My very first 'love'.

Used to watch the Mickey Mouse Club everyday after school.

My hubby will be heartbroken...guess I better break it to him...

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Re: Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 04:03:40 PM »

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Re: Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 04:50:39 PM »
My very first 'love'.

Used to watch the Mickey Mouse Club everyday after school.

Me too.  I think every boy my age wondered at the bumps under Annette's sweaters....   8888crybaby
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Re: Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 05:14:00 PM »
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Re: Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 06:32:56 PM »
My adolescent crush (might have subconsciously influenced me to marry an Italian-American girl).

But what was she doing in Bakersfield? Soon could be a boom-town again with oil.
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Re: Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 09:32:36 PM »
I met her in the mid-90's at a doll show at the Sheraton across from Universal Studios. She was there that weekend for a signing of her bears.  It was beyond sad to see her, not just in a wheelchair, but on oxygen and literally unable to move her limbs.  Her husband brought her to the banquet dinner as well... made me very sad to see what the disease had done to her.  I grew up on Mickey Mouse Club (and later American Bandstand).

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Re: Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 08:45:41 AM »
It's an awful disease. A family friend recently died at around 84 after nearly 25 years of being stuck in bed, nearly immobile. We lived in S. California in the early '60s and visited Disneyland frequently. I watched Mickey Mouse Club faithfully, and thought Annette was so wonderful!
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