Jackie Collins has died of breast cancer

Jackie Collins (77) has died of breast cancer.

The British-born author, famous for novels such as Hollywood Wives and The Stud, passed away in Los Angeles.
'She lived a wonderfully full life'

“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,” her family said in a statement said.

She was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer six-and-a-half years ago, but chose to confide only in her family.

“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.”

The statement concluded: “She was a true inspiration, a trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we already miss her beyond words.”

The younger sister of actress Joan Collins, Jackie is survived by her three daughters, Tracy (54), Tiffany (48), and Rory (46)

Sources: The Guardian, People