Mickey Mouse Club star Tiffini Hale dies aged 46 on Christmas Day after cardiac arrest 4 months ago

Mickey Mouse Club star Tiffini Hale dies aged 46 on Christmas Day after cardiac arrest

Hale appeared on the show between 1989 and 1995

Former Disney child actor Tiffini Hale passed away on Christmas morning.

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The 46-year-old had suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in December which put her in a coma. He former co-stars on the Mickey Mouse Club announced that she died on Christmas Day.

"It is with the heaviest of broken hearts that we share the sad news of the passing of our beloved sister, Tiffini Talia Hale," read the statement penned by co-stars Deedee Magno Hall, Chasen Hampton, Damon Pampolina and Albert ‘Jeune’ Fields.

"Early this month, she suffered a cardiac arrest that resulted in her being left in a coma. After many prayers and with her family by her side, our dearest Tiff took her last breath Christmas morning. She is now resting peacefully."

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Hale was one of the adult hosts of the All New Mickey Mouse Club, a US entertainment show which celebrated upcoming young talent. She also performed in a spin-off pop group that was a part of the show, called The Party.

The show was an updated version of the original Mickey Mouse Club, the family variety show originally created by Walt Disney himself.

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The likes of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera rose to prominence through appearances on the Mickey Mouse Club during her time on the show from 1989 to 1995.

Afterwards, Tiff appeared on another entertainment format called The Disney Show with her band The Party until that ended in 1995.

Tiff presenting on the All New Mickey Mouse Club (Photo: Mickey Mouse Club)
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After the news broke, Broadway actress Susan Egan wrote on social media: "Gone far too soon – sending love and prayers. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"

Steven Universe actor Jennifer Paz paid tribute by saying: "Oh my dear friend. I’m so so sorry for your loss. I’m holding a space in my heart for you. Sending you love and prayers."

After coming off air in 1996 the Mickey Mouse Club format was briefly reprised again in 2017 as Club Mickey Mouse, but it ended one year later.

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