English novelist Jackie Collins dead at age 77 after long battle with breast cancer
Best-selling English novelist Jacqueline Jill Collins also known as Jackie Collins, has died Saturday at the age of 77 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Her Public Relations Officer, Korenbrot Melody told The Associated Press that Jackie Collins, author of dozens of successful novels including The World Is Full Of Married Men, Hollywood Wives, and Lady Boss died of breast cancer in Los Angeles. She was 77 years old.
“She led a wonderfully full life and was adored by her family, friends and millions of readers she has entertained for over four decades, the Collins family wrote in a statement. She was an inspiration, a pioneer for women in fiction and creative force. She will live on through her characters.”
Jackie Collins’s death was first reported by People magazine.
Unlike her older sister Joan Collins, an actress in the series Dynasty, which was among the Hollywood celebrities in the 1980s, Jackie Collins chose instead to tell the life in Los Angeles in captivating novels.
Jackie Collins was born in 1937 in Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. She began her career as novelist in the late 1960s and wrote several others in the 1970s but it was not until 1983 that she was herself become a celebrity with the publication of most commercially successful novel Hollywood Wives.
The book has sold over 15 million copies and was adapted into a television miniseries that has been very successful.