Sad news: Annette Funicello, best known as a Disney Mouseketeer in the 1950s and as a star in the beach blanket movies movies of the 1960s, died Monday.
Annette had suffered for decades with multiple sclerosis. She was 70.
The announcement was made by a Disney fan club on Twitter.
“@disneyd23: We're sorry to report beloved Disney Mouseketeer and iconic teen star Annette Funicello has passed away at age 70"— Disneyland Live (@DlandNewsLive) April 8, 2013