Annette Funicello Dead at 70

She was the leader of the club that's made for you and me


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.