13 Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths Of 2014
11. Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall died of a stroke this past August. The Academy Award-nominated actress first earned a name for herself back in the ‘40s. She became quite popular because of her on and off-screen romance with Humphrey Bogart. These two met on the set of “To Have and Have Not” and were married a year later. They had two children and starred in a number of films together, including “The Big Sleep,” “Dark Passage’ and “Key Largo.”
Bacall and Bogart stayed married until he died from esophageal cancer in 1957. “He was an extraordinary, extraordinary man. I mean, I’ve been extremely lucky. God, I have no complaints at all,” Bacall said of her late husband during a 2005 interview with Larry King. In 1961, she married Jason Robards. They had one child together and divorced eight years later. According to Bacall, the marriage ended because she couldn’t put up with his alcoholism.
10. Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple died this past February. Although her family initially claimed that she died of natural causes, her death certificate states that she actually died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This was most likely due to her chronic smoking. It turns out that the former child star smoked for a good chunk of her life, but she managed to keep the habit a secret so that she wouldn’t set a bad example for her fans.
Temple began her career back in 1932 when she was only three years old. As a child actress, she was really popular and quickly shot to international fame; however, as she matured, her popularity waned. At the age of 22, she decided to retire from acting completely and, as an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat. She served as a United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia and as Chief of Protocol of the United States.