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Reports: Annette Funicello dies

Published On: Apr 09 2013 06:39:45 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 08 2013 01:08:54 PM CDT
Annette Funicello dies

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Walt Disney Co. says former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello has died at the age of 70, according to The Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times.

Disney's official fan club shared the news on Twitter.

"We're sorry to report beloved Disney Mouseketeer and iconic teen star Annette Funicello has passed away at age 70," the tweet from @DisneyD23 read. The tweet included a photo of Funicello during her "Mickey Mouse Club" days.

Her family said Funicello died from complications of multiple sclerosis, and they were by her side when she was taken off life support, "Extra" reported.

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