Farewell Jackie Collins

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Prolific English novelist Jackie Collins has passed away after losing a fight to breast cancer at the age of 77.

Collins wrote 32 novels, selling more than 500 million copies worldwide, and making The New York Times bestseller list with each book.

The younger sister of actress, Joan Collins, of Dynasty fame, the two Collins sisters represented the height of 80s glamour.

The Collins family announced Jackie’s passing on September 19, 2015 in a statement to People magazine:

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.

Jackie received her stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis six years ago, during which time she wrote five books. It wasn’t until very recently that Collins publicly acknowledged her battle with cancer.

She told People magazine on September 14 that she had no regrets about keeping her illness a secret, saying, “I did it my way, as Frank Sinatra would say.”