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Hollywood Loses an Icon

On April 8th, 2013 Disney confirms the death of teen star Annette funicello who dies at age 70 of complications from Multiple Sclerosis. She died at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, California.
"She's on her toes dancing in heaven... no more MS. My brothers and I were there, holding her sweet hands when she left us," Funicello's only daughter, Gina Gilardi, said in a statement to Extra.

"We have lost one of America's sweethearts for generations upon generations. I was fortunate enough to have been friends with Annette as well as appear in many films, TV and appearances with her. She will live forever. I will miss her and the world will miss her."
- Frankie Avalon

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Annette Funicello was a great role model as a teen idol and as a person to admire. It is a great loss especially to us who grew up with her watching her on the Mickey Mouse Club. It was a special treat on those days she was featured on the show. And what fun to go to the Beach movies and see her and Frankie Avalon surf and all have a good time.
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I was in love with Annette Funicello. I think everyone else was too - watching the Mickey Mouse Club. I was 12 years old and she was good looking.
Jerry Passalaqua

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