Annette Funicello, who died today at 70, had not been the bubbly, energetic entertainer that fans remembered her as for quite some time.
In October, Funicello's husband, Glen Holt, allowed Canada's CTV W5 News into their home to shed light on the toll that multiple sclerosis had taken on his wife after nearly 25 years. She had stopped being able to walk eight years beforehand and hadn't been able to speak for nearly three years.
"I'm sorry that she's this way," said Holt, 81. "I would love to have her back dancing and singing and doing everything she always loved to do. But she can't do it."