Tiffini Hale, the singer and actress who starred on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club from 1989 to 1995, died on Christmas Day on Thursday; her bandmates confirmed in an Instagram post that she is no more. She was 46.
“It is with the heaviest of broken hearts that we share the sad news of the passing of our beloved sister, Tiffini Talia Hale,” a tribute posted by Hale’s Mickey Mouse Club costars, Deedee Magno and Chasen Hampton, began.
“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 favorite Tiff took her last breath Christmas morning,” the post continued. “She is now resting peacefully.”
Tiffini was also part of the Disney Channel pop band, “The Party.”
The announcement of Tiffini’s death also stated that her mother and her sister “send their love to all” but asked that their “privacy be respected” during this hard time.
Added Magno and Hampton: “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.”
Hampton, who worked with Tiffini Hale on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, Magno, and a slew of other A-listers like Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake posted a separate emotional tribute to Hampton, whom he lovingly referred to as his “sister.”
“Part of her magic was that she never knew how incredible she truly was. She was humble, and she was thoughtful and kind. She was playful and so funny,” Hampton wrote in part.
“An incredible singer, character & dramatic actress, and when the music hit her dancing skills to me we’re unmatched by any female pop star since!” he added. “She was an amazing performer & I’m so so honored to of [sic] had her in my life.”