The world is a little less magical today due to the death of a Disney pioneer.
We’re sad to report that one of the original “Mouseketeers,” Bonni Lou Kern, has passed away.
For us, and for so many Disney fans across the globe, the “Mouseketeers” are legends, laying the foundation and paving the way for endless magic for generations to come.
Bonni Lou Kern was one of the O.G. “Mouseketeers,” having first appeared on The Mickey Mouse Club, which ran on TV from 1955-1958. She was also in the first episode of The Wonder Mouseketeer, and the movie, Save the Wonder Mouseketeers.
Chasen Hampton, a Mouseketeer on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, paid respects to one of his “older sisters” with a touching homage on Twitter.
Paying respect this morning to one of our MMC older sisters. #BonniLouKern from the Original 50’s #MickeyMouseClub has passed away. She was an incredible talent and will be missed greatly by her fans and #Disney family. 🙏🏼 #AlwaysInTheClub pic.twitter.com/2WJJZlkv23
— Chasen Hampton (@Chasen_Hampton) October 1, 2020
Here’s to you, Bonni. Thank you for the joy!
What is your favorite ‘Mouseketeer’ memory? Let us know in the comments!