Former Child Star Shirley Temple Dies at Age 85, Celebs React

Pin It
Pin It
Shirley Temple has passed away at age 85. The iconic actress who made a splash as the star of the hugely popular show in the 1930s died on Monday, February 10.

Her rep confirmed the story to E! News and said that she was "was surrounded by her family and caregivers" when she passed.

The family also issued a statement, saying, "We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black."

Shirley Temple Black was honored with the Screen Actor's Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, and she showed off her sense of humor as she accepted the honor, "I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the lifetime achievement award. Start early."

While the loss is obviously the most difficult for her family and friends, the actress will be missed by her many adoring fans, which includes a lot of fellow celebrities.

Some stars have taken to Twitter to share their grief about the loss of the iconic actress.

Kristin Chenoweth: "RIP SHIRLEY TEMPLE . . . a legendary child star and wonderful diplomat."
Joan Rivers: "Rest in peace, Shirley Temple Black. I know that you're sailing up and away on the Good Ship Lollipop."
James Franco: "We love you, Shirley Temple. Love to all the child stars, grown before their times."
One Republic: "R.I.P Shirley Temple. U are amazing, u lived such an incredible life."
Kate Gosselin: "Realized I watched #ShirleyTemple on YouTube for 2hrs! Was smiling/crying happy tears at same X. Gr8 ch hood memories #RIP #THX4spreadingJOY."
Jason Biggs: "RIP Shirley Temple. One of my absolute favorite drinks when I was a kid."
Melissa Joan Hart: Heartbroken to lose my life-long rolemodel,wonderful woman &friend.Her talents warmed hearts during our country's most difficult days.#RIP

Our deepest condolences to the family.

Shirley Temple Dies at 85

Want More? Like us on Facebook
Gallery | R.I.P.: Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths


Show Comments

Follow Cambio


Join Our Newsletter
Stay fetch. Sign up for The Cray, our daily roundup of all things buzzworthy. From Kylie Jenner's trendsetting style (btw, puberty goals AF) to life-changing tech news (tweeting an emoji to order a pizza #YES), The Cray is all you need to impress the squad.
Privacy Terms