R.I.P: Literary Legend Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins, famous for novels such as Hollywood Wives and The Santangelos, has passed away in Los Angeles. She was 77.

jackie-collinsHer family released the following statement on the author's website today expressing their grief:

“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. 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. She will live on through her characters but we already miss her beyond words.”

With over 500 million copies of her books sold worldwide, and 30 New York Times bestsellers to her name, Jackie Collins is a legend that will be sorely missed.