She passed away on Monday (February 10) of natural causes at 85 years old, and Shirley Temple Black had quite an impact on everyone around her.
Some of the late “Curly Top” actress’ admirers took to Twitter this morning to share their feelings over the tragic loss.
“Newsroom” babe Olivia Munn tweeted, “Rest in peace Shirley Temple. The world is so much brighter because you were in it...” while Bethenny Frankel shared, “RIP Shirley Temple Black. Thank you for the smiles, laughs, and happy memories.”
Always quick with a timely word, James Franco wrote, “We love you, Shirley temple. Love to all the child stars, grown before their times,” and Emmy Rossum noted, “My first acting inspiration. Shirley Temple. Rest in peace.”
Tinseltown fixture Joan Rivers penned, “Rest in peace, Shirley Temple Black. I know that you're sailing up and away on the Good Ship Lollipop,” and close pal Melissa Joan Hart stated, “Heartbroken to lose my life-long rolemodel,wonderful woman &friend.Her talents warmed hearts during our country's most difficult days.#RIP”
Finally, “Kate Plus 8” reality star Kate Gosselin weighed in- “Realized I watched #ShirleyTemple on YouTube for 2hrs! Was smiling/crying happy tears at same X. Gr8 ch hood memories #RIP #THX4spreadingJOY.”