This is so sad. Annette Funicello, one of the original Mickey Mouse Club members – and an icon of the 1960′s “Beach Party” type movies – has passed away.
The Mouseketeer “died peacefully from complications due to multiple sclerosis, a disease she battled for over 25 years,” according to a statement from Disney.
Her three children released a joint statement on their mother’s passing, saying “she is no longer suffering anymore and is now dancing in heaven. We love and will miss her terribly.”
RIP, Annette. See you real soon. Why? Because we like you.