(Jake Collins dies at 77. Photo: Reuters)
American novelist, Jackie Collins has died from cancer at the age of 77. The celebrated novelist was reported dead on Saturday September 19, 2015 in Los Angeles.
Confirming her death, her family released a statement saying, ‘It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one of a kind mother, Jackie Collins, who died of breast cancer today. She lived a wonderfully full life and was adored by her family, friends and the millions of readers who she has been entertaining for the past four decades. She was a true inspiration, a trail blazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we already miss her beyond words. For inquiries re services and donations: For USA Services will be held privately for family. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization. For UK Services will be held privately for family. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Penny Brohn Cancer Care’.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago but kept her illness from the public. In her career, she sold more than 500 million copies of her books.
She began publishing novels in the late 1960s and put out several in the 1970s but had her breakthrough and became a celebrity in her own right with 1983’s ‘Hollywood Wives’.
She wrote a total of 32 novels, all of which have appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list. Several were adapted for the screen. She was awarded an OBE in 2013.
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