Monday, April 8, 2013

RIP Annette Funicello: My favorite Mouseketeer passed away today


Good Day World!

 It’s with great sadness that I have to report my favorite Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello, died today.

She was my first crush! I can’t tell you how much I loved watching Disneyland every week – eagerly looking forward to seeing Annette again.

Here’s the story from TMZ’s website:

“Annette Funicello -- the undisputed queen of the "Mickey Mouse Club" -- has died, according to Disney's official fan club Twitter. She was 70.
Funicello was a triple threat -- Mouseketeer, pop singer and bigscreen star. She was huge in the 60's with movies like "Beach Party" and "Beach Blanket Bingo."

According to "Extra," Annette had been hospitalized in Bakersfield due to complications from multiple sclerosis and had been in a coma for years. 
Funicello disclosed in 1992 that she suffered from multiple sclerosis. She lost the ability to walk in 2004, could no longer speak by 2009 and required round-the-clock care. (Read the rest here)

This was the most successful beach party movie of them all.

This is where it all began…

Goodbye Annette! I’m going to miss you.

Time for me to walk sadly down the road…

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