Shirley Temple Dies at 85. Tweet Posted February 11th, 2014 @ 6:39am Shirley Temple Black has died of Natural Causes at her home in California. She was 85. Her family and friends were at her bedside. She is survived by children Linda Susan, Charlie Jr and Lori, along with her granddaughter Teresa and two great-granddaughters Lily and Emma. Private funeral arrangements are pending.