Best-Selling Romance author, Jackie Collins, died of breast cancer at 77

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Jackie Collins has died at the age of 77, her family has confirmed. Collins, born in London, started her career as an actress but went on to become a successful novelist writing 32 books where they all became New York Times best-sellers and over 500 million copies have been sold worldwide.

Her family announced with tremendous sadness that their beautiful, dynamic and one of a kind mother, Jackie Collins, died of breast cancer today. Collins lived her life to the fullest with the support of her family and readers who she has been entertaining for over 40 years now.

Her sister, Joan, described Jackie as being very inspirational, a leader for women in fiction and an inspired force. She is already being missed by the family and will live on through her characters. Collins has been battling secretly against breast cancer for six years, her sister confirmed.


Moreover, Joan Collins spoke to the People magazine that she was devastated following the news of her sister’s death. She was a best friend, beautiful, wonderful and brave person, Joan said.

The first novel of Collins, The World Is Full of Married Men, was published in 1968 and immediately after, it was hit by scandals and the novel was banned in South Africa and Australia. The Stud was released one year after and focused on the infidelities of a married woman.

Collins moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s where she began to write on the scandalous lives of Hollywood stars after going close to them and she said the stars very often trusted her with their secrets.

However, Collins personal life was less scandalous than her writing. Her first marriage was to Wallace Austin and lasted for only four years, that is, from year 1960 to 1964. One year after her divorce, she married Oscar Lerman and stayed with him until his death in 1992. She has been then surviving with her sister, Joan Collins and her three daughters.

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