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