Shirley Temple’s daughter was a truly troubled child and she’s only survived thanks to her mom
Shirley Temple saved her daughter, Lori Black, from winding up dead due to her struggle with drug addiction.
Although the actress, one of Hollywood's finest legends, passed away on February 10, 2014, victim of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she left her mark on her child before moving on.
They say that there is nothing parents won't do for their children, and Temple proved it by giving Lori her life back after fighting side by side with her, as reported by the Daily Mail.
In the 80s, when the punk rock scene invaded America, many youngsters joined the movement, including Lori, who started mingling with the wrong crowd. That was how she became addicted to heroin.
Loria is Temple and Charles Black's daughter and she always had a very troubled relationship with her mother, ever since she was a little girl. But Temple loved her nonetheless.
In 1993, when Lori was 39 years old, she was caught in possession of drugs at the airport in Portland, Oregon. At the time, she was part of the band The Melvins, with whom she was traveling.
She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years probation, 120 hours of community service and to pay a fine of $385. She was also required to attend drug therapy sessions and submit to random drug screenings.
When her daughter most needed her, Temple was there to help her. It was thanks to her that Lori got a second chance at life. She was placed in a rehab center, where she was treated by experts in the matter.
To guarantee that Lori wouldn't have to go through the process alone, Temple convinced the whole family to attend the therapy sessions. Ultimately, the musician cleaned up her act.
Despite the rumors that Lori died of a drug overdose in 1998, records reveal that she is still alive. She is currently 64 years old, lives in San Francisco and quit the music industry to become a photographer.