BREAKING: Former child star Shirley Temple has died
Her family confirms she passed away of natural causes at her California home
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Hollywood has lost a star.

The family of Shirley Temple Black has confirmed to the BBC that the actress has died.

Temple shot to fame in the 1930's in films like Curly Top, Bright Eyes, and Stand Up and Cheer.

Her family and agent confirmed through a statement that Shirley Temple Black died from natural causes on Monday at her home in Woodside, California.

The statement goes on to say, "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."

She retired from films at 21 and later became active in politics. She held several diplomatic posts, including ambassador to Czechoslovakia in the late 1980s.


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  1. dama posted on 02/11/2014 03:50 PM
    RIP, Shirley Temple..
  2. HP posted on 02/11/2014 04:27 PM
    Every era has it's stars...the Great Depression created Shirley Temple, The Great Recession gave us Honey Boo Boo. Both sheltered their fans from reality.
    1. Angry Bill posted on 02/11/2014 05:00 PM
      @HP You have managed to mention Shirley Temple and Honey Boo Boo in the same sentence. I am sure there is a special level of hell reserved for those who do such things!
    2. HP posted on 02/11/2014 05:23 PM
      @Angry Bill Both stars served a purpose, bringing some joy to those suffering the depths of the depression/recession. Both stars let people forget how bad things were...gave them hope. Arguably, Honey Boo Boo is a bigger star, reaching a larger audience, having weekly exposure, very similar to Duck Dynasty.

      Time will tell if Boo Boo is sustainable, has the lasting power of Shirley Temple. One thing is for sure...kid's won't be ordering a drink named after her.

      My point is that both stars were products of their generation...a Shirley Temple couldn't get air time today, both made those dark clouds go away for a few hours.

      The bigger question back then was why did Fred Astaire's fingers smell like ginger?
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Marco Muzzo in a courtroom sketch, Sept. 28, 2015
CTV News

The man accused of killing three children and their grandfather while allegedly driving drunk, will be back before a judge on November 26th.

Marco Muzzo appeared by video in a Newmarket courtroom on Thursday. He faces 18 criminal charges, the most serious of which are four counts of impaired driving causing death.

NEWSTALK 1010 legal analyst Ed Prutschi says for him, it's more evidence the case is headed for an eventual guilty plea.

With hundreds of bail hearings under his belt as a criminal defence lawyer, including in difficult first degree murder cases, Prutschi says the bail process shouldn't take this long.

Muzzo has been jailed since his arrest on September 27.

"Even if one is waiting for certain key pieces of disclosure, I would have thought that by this point if a bail hearing is what you want, you're prepared and ready to go forward," Prutschi explains. "More likely, this is about trying to figure out a guilty plea."

Last month, Muzzo's lawyer Brian Greenspan said his client was "devastated by the horrific loss of life" but also that it would be "premature" to say how he would be pleading.

9-year-old-Daniel Neville-Lake, 5-year-old Harrison Neville-Lake, 2-year-old Milly Neville-Lake, and Gary Neville were killed in a crash in Vaughan September 27. York Regional Police say an SUV T-boned the family's minivan at Kirby Rd and Kipling Ave just after 4 p.m. that day. The impact sent the minivan off the road while the SUV went on to collide with a white car. The children's grandmother and great grandmother were also seriously hurt.

Citing police sources, CTV News reports that Marco Muzzo sailed through a stop sign at the crash scene. They also allege that his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

Prutschi figures that behind the scenes the defence, Crown, and a case management judge are trying to come agreement about which charges Muzzo might plead guilty to.

Prutschi says if you're a defence lawyer, aside from determining which charges the Crown has the best shot at proving your client committed, you also want to put your client in the best light.

"That might mean lining up some significant alcohol counselling. That might mean, in the case of a family that has significant financial resources, trying to make arrangements with the victim's family through the Crown Attorney's office to say...while we can't ever bring back these horrible tragedies that resulted in death times four, what we can do is try to at least make the financial compensation. It's not much, but it is something."

Jennifer Neville-Lake, the mother and daughter of the victims intends to be in court Thursday. The day would have been her parents' 38th wedding anniversary.

with a file from Dave Bradley

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  1. Hinterland MIke posted on 11/12/2015 05:51 AM
    A plea deal???? Financial Compensation???? Blood Money????
    How about life in prison and serving at least 20 years in jail!
    It is time to stop treating drunk driving as an accident and treat it like a crime! This is the only way this will be dealt with!
    1. dama posted on 11/12/2015 03:33 PM
      @Hinterland MIke I hope the prosecutors will consult the family first before accepting any plea guilty deal;
      4 lives were lost and 2 critically injured, no lenient deal is acceptable

      Proved once again, money talk; able to hire a top notch expensive defence lawyer
      to represent the Muzzo family.

      Financial compensation , not from their own pocket,, insurance will pay, I think.. unless the Lake family sue in a civil lawsuit.
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