ANNETTE FUNICELLO

America’s favorite Mousketeer, Annette Funicello, has passed away. She had multiple sclerosis and reportedly had been in a coma for many years:

Via ExtraTV:

Funicello’s only daughter, Gina Gilardi, said in a statement, “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.”

Very sad.

Admirers took to Twitter to pay their respects to the perky Mickey Mouse Club star:

Rest in Peace, Annette.