Annette Funicello Dead at 70
Annette who first debuted on a new children's variety TV show called the "Mickey Mouse Club" when she was twelve years old went on to become the most popular "Mouseketeer" on the show, attracting fans all around the world.
In 1992 at age 50, Annette went public with devastating news -- she had multiple sclerosis. She had the most severe form of the disease and over the years lost her ability to walk, relying first on a cane, then on a wheelchair.
The singer and actress eventually lost her ability to talk. Extra
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