She was known as America's sweetheart, but now, Annette Funicello has died. Funicello, was one of the original Mouseketeers.
Funicello was the original spring breaker, starring in a series of 1960's beach movies like Beach Blanket Bingo and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.
In the 1990's, Funicello was diagnosed with MS. The disease robbed her of her ability to walk and talk. She was confined to a wheelchair.
Today, her family was forced to turn off life support. Annette Funicello was 70 years old.
Funicello passed the baton on to a new generation of Mousketeers like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, but she'll always be remembered as the ultimate Mouseketeer.