Best-selling author Jackie Collins dies of breast cancer at 77

Sunday, September 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Jackie Collins, the bestselling author of dozens of novels including "Hollywood Wives" that dramatized the lives of the rich and treacherous, has died.

Publicist Melody Korenbrot says Collins died of breast cancer on Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 77.

Collins was the best-selling English author known for writing novels about extravagance, glamour and affluent life in Hollywood. She was the sister of actress Joan Collins.

Collins' family said in a statement that she was a true inspiration, a trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force who entertained millions of readers for over four decades.