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 recently fallen into a coma.
Annette was bigger than Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling combined. She was the fantasy — largely because of her breasts — of millions of teenage boys.
Back in 2011, Annette”s house caught on fire. She managed to escape without serious injury … but her neighbors later sued Funicello claiming the blaze caused damage to surrounding homes.