By Will Ashton
Widely considered one of the biggest and most influential child stars of all time, actress Shirley Temple has died today at the age of 85.
A statement from the family has said that she has died in her home in Woodside, California, of natural causes.
“She was surrounded by her family and caregivers. We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and.. our beloved mother, grandmother (and) great-grandmother,” the statement read.
There is no denying how much of a legacy Temple leaves behind, and she remains a true icon of her era. She will be missed.