BEVERLY HILLS, CA (CelebrityAccess) — Jackie Collins one of the world’s top-selling novelists has died after her quiet battle with breast cancer for over 6 years. She only shared her illness with her family and died on September 19th two weeks before her 78th birthday. With over 500 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries and 30 New York Times bestsellers to her credit, she is known for giving her readers an unrivaled insider’s knowledge of Hollywood and the glamorous lives (and loves) of the rich, famous, and infamous.
On Jackie’s website her family states,
“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 over 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.”