The British-American romance novelist Jackie Collins has died at the age of 77 following a 6 and a half-year battle with breast cancer. The British-born writer and sister of actress Joan Collins died in Los Angeles, according to her spokeswoman.
Collins had many aspects of her literature brought to life on screen with characters, narratives and setting’s all previously been interwoven within films. The author is one of the best-selling novelists of all time and was well known for her novel ‘Hollywood Wives: The New Generation’, which was re-made in to a film. Other novels that were widely popular include ‘Changes’, ‘Vendetta: Lucky’s Revenge’.
The selfless and caring Jackie Collins only told her sister about her breast cancer two weeks before she died, in order to keep her sister’s mind liberated. The author has undoubtedly lived the high life after being so well regarded in the literature realm, and she recently implied her resilient nature through which she dealt with her illness.
In an interview with People magazine Jackie Collins said, “I did it my way, as Frank Sinatra would say. I’ve written five books since the diagnosis, I’ve lived my life, I’ve travelled all over the world. Sir Roger Moore, Sandra Bullock and Oprah were among the celebrities who paid immediate tribute yesterday evening.