Shirley Temple Dies at Age 85: Celebs React to Child Star's Death on Twitter

Celebrity News Feb. 11, 2014 AT 10:55AM
Shirley Temple James Franco, Emmy Rossum, Rose McGowan and other celebs share reactions on Twitter to beloved child star Shirley Temple's Feb. 10 death. Credit: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images; Hulton Archive/Getty Images

R.I.P., Shirley Temple. Hollywood is mourning the loss of the beloved child star. The Bright Eyes actress died Monday, Feb. 10 at the age of 85.

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"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," Temple's family said in a statement to the Associated Press. The curly-haired, dimpled darling broke out in Hollywood in 1934 at the age of 6. She retired from film in 1950, and dedicated her life to politics, holding several diplomatic posts.

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As they awake to the sad news of Temple's death, James Franco, Emmy Rossum, Rose McGowan and other celebrities have been sharing their reactions to losing a Hollywood legend on Twitter. Read on for their messages and condolences:

James Franco: "We love you, Shirley Temple. Love to all the child stars, grown before their times."

Emmy Rossum: "My first acting inspiration. Shirley Temple. Rest in peace."

Rose McGowan: "I loved her so much. I've seen every movie of hers, I own her scrapbooks & have 3 dolls. She was a giant talent."

Mia Farrow: "Little Shirley Temple raised the spirits of a nation during the Great Depression. RIP."

Olivia Munn: "Rest in peace Shirley Temple. The world is so much brighter because you were in it . . ."

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."

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Piers Morgan: "What a star, what a life. RIP Shirley Temple."

Nina Garcia: "'Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle.' RIP the one and only Shirley Temple"

Marlee Matlin: "Shirley Temple brightened spirits when the world was dark. I'll never forget her kind words to me at the Oscars. A star forever. RIP"

Josh Gad: "RIP #ShirleyTemple. One of the last true Hollywood legends."

One Republic: "R.I.P Shirley Temple. U are amazing, u lived such an incredible life."

Ethan Embry: "We lost an original gangster -- and by gangster I mean child actor -- Poor out some ginger and grenadine for Shirley Temple. RIP sweetheart."

Caroline Manzo: "RIP Shirley Temple. She was a huge part of my childhood, I would sit for hours watching her every weekend."

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."

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