CNN has reported this morning that former Mickey Mouse Club member, Tiffini Hale, passed away at the age of 46. Hale had suffered a cardiac arrest in the early days of December. Which led to her going into a coma up until Christmas morning, when she, unfortunately, passed away as she was surrounded by her family.
This sad news was confirmed by Hale’s co-stars and friends:
It is with the heaviest of broken hearts that we share the sad news of the passing of our beloved sister, Tiffini Talia Hale.
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.
Tiffini’s family has kindly asked that their privacy be respected as they take this time to grieve.
Tiffini’s mother Nancy and sister Tanya send their love to all, as well as many thanks for such kind support through the years.
On behalf of Tiffini’s family, and her Party and MMC brothers and sisters, we want to thank all of you for the love and well wishes you have expressed for our dear Tiffini.
Her beauty, talent, style and fun loving spirit will forever live in our hearts and memories.
– Deedee, Chasen, Jeune, Damon and the entire Mickey Mouse Club Family
Tiffini Talia Hale: July 30, 1975 – December 25, 2021
One of the first members of Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club, Hale was part of the mouse troupe when it launched in 1989 and was with them until 1991. In 1990 she was put in a pop group, along with 5 other teens, by the name of The Party. They released a couple of studio albums and had one of their singles reach number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The in 1994, Hale returned to join The All New Mickey Mouse Club and usher in some recruits that included future stars Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. She also would make appearances in TV shows like Blossom and Doogie Howser, M.D.