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The Original Mouskateer Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello has died at age 70.

The actress, singer and beloved Mousketeer had been hospitalized due to complications from multiple sclerosis, according to Extra.

The Disney Fan Club says Funicello died today at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif.

Her family confirmed to Extra that Funicello died from complications of multiple sclerosis. They were by her side when she was taken off life support. Funicello had been in an MS coma for years, reports the site.

Funicello was 12 when she became a Mouseketeer. As a teen, she was launched on a successful singing and acting career, but she really gained popularity when she co-starred with Frankie Avalon in a series of "Beach Party" movies in the mid-1960s.

In 1992, Annette announced she had MS.

I remember as a little girl watchign this show and the movies she stared in . Its like a little bit of my chilhood has died with her. Now I am showing my age. She will be sadly missed.