Movie Icon Shirley Temple Dies Aged 85
Former child star died 'surrounded by her family' in California yesterday...
Shirley Temple - possibly the most-famous child star in movie history - has died at the age of 85.
The family of the former actress issued a statement to confirm that she had passed away at home in Woodside, California.
The statement said: "She was surrounded by her family and caregivers.
"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 55 years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black."
Temple, who retired from showbiz 64 years ago in 1950, made her first movie appearance at the age of three and is still the youngest person ever to win an Oscar.
She was given a special juvenile Academy Award at the age of six in 1935.
Temple's best-known films include Bright Eyes, Curly Top and Baby Take A Bow - and she is perhaps most-famous for her rendition of The Good Ship Lollypop from Bright Eyes.
After quitting acting she embarked on a career in politics that saw her run for Congress as a Republican and later be appointed as US ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.
Whoopi Goldberg was among the stars mourning her passing on Twitter.
She wrote: "The Good Ship Lollypop has sailed today with Shirley Temple aboard a true 1 of a kind. If you don't know her.. google or YouTube her. R.I.P.."