AceShowbiz - Tiffini Hale has passed away. The singer, who starred on the 1990s edition of "The Mickey Mouse Club", died on Christmas Day after falling into a coma due to a cardiac arrest. She was 46 years old.
Announcing the heartbreaking news was her co-stars Deedee Magno Hall, Chasen Hampton, Damon Pampolina and Albert "Jeune" Fields via Instagram. "It is with the heaviest of broken hearts that we share the sad news of the passing of our beloved sister, Tiffini Talia Hale," the statement read.
"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," Tiffini's co-stars continued writing alongside a black-and-white photo of her. "She is now resting peacefully."
The statement went on to say that Tiffini's family "has kindly asked that their privacy be respected as they take this time to grieve." It also stated that 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," the post added. Tiffini's co-stars went on remembering the "In My Dreams" singer, saying, "Her beauty, talent, style and fun loving spirit will forever live in our hearts and memories."
Tributes have been pouring in for the star, with Broadway actress Susan Egan writing, "Gone far too soon -- sending love and prayers," adding a slew of red heart emojis. Meanwhile, "Steven Universe" actress Jennifer Paz commented, "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."
Tiffini was the adult co-host of the "All New Mickey Mouse Club" from 1985 to 1995. The show featured child stars who went to gain international fame including Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. She was also featured in an episode of a music variety show "The Party Machine" with Nia Peeples in 1991.