'Mouseketeer' Annette Funicelo Dies At 70, Queen Of The Mickey Mouse Club

Complications from multiple sclerosis led to Annette's death at 70. Her pop singing was a turn-on, likewise her movie career, 5-point starring in "Beach Party" and "Beach Blanket Bingo" -- hits that blissed her awe-diences.
Annette lost the ability to walk in 2004, couldn't speak by 2009 and needed round-the-clock care as she declined.
Star blazer Annette Funicello was bigger than Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake;  Paul Anka, who dated her "back when"-- told reporters Annette was "a lovely lady, a great star, and I'm just shocked about it."
Queen of the "Mickey Mouse Club", no doubt her fans will be "all ears" to hear her sing when disc jockeys whirl her mellow discs on their radio spin-arounds.