Actress Annette Funicello from Mickey Mouse Club and several beach movies has passed away at the age of 70. Some people may not know this, but she was well versed in the art of skankin’. She skanked it up with Fishbone in the cheesy beach movie Back To The Beach. Her awful skankin will be missed! Ska-ska-ska…Jamaica ska!
Fishbone has made a comment about the passing:
We’re sorry to hear that Annette Funicello passed away today. She was a sweet, funky lady. We had a blast working with her on Back to the Beach, an experience that was all the more exciting due to the role she played in popularizing Ska music in the United States in the 1960s. Surf’s up and may she ride the great wave into the sky.
Annette Funicello, one of the best-known members of the original 1950s “Mickey Mouse Club” and a star of numerous 1960s “beach party” films, died Monday at a California hospital of complications from multiple sclerosis, the Walt Disney Co. said.
She was 70.