Jackie Collins, author of "Hollywood Wives" and many other novels, died on Saturday at the age of 77. Collins was struggling with breast cancer. She died as a result of the disease in Los Angeles, publicist Melody Korenbrot told the Associated Press.
In a statement, Collins' family said, "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 trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force”.
Her family said that the author will remain in her characters, but they are already missing her a lot. Her older sister, Joan Collins, acted in ‘Dynasty’ and was a direct part of Hollywood glitterati in the 1980s. On the other hand, Jackie Collins thought of writing about LA lives in her page-turning fiction.
Collins told people what she knew through her writing. Her stories included sex, power, and glamour, but undoubtedly sex was the main topic. She started her literary career telling more than what some expected and in due course she became an author from whom readers expected more. She came up with a precursor to what was there in ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’.
In 2011, Collins told the AP in an interview that she never felt shy writing about sex. Her first novel was ‘The World is Full of Married Men’, a story on the topic of sex and it told about ‘Swinging London’ in the mid-1960s.