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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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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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