Jackie Collins


Age: 77

Summary: British-born romance novelist and younger sister of actress Joan Collins whose dishy novels dramatized the lives of the most elite people and places but were read by everyone, everywhere from airports to beaches and sometimes under the covers with a flashlight to hide from disapproving parents or partners, and whose books like Hollywood Wives were as brazenly sexual as they were proudly pulpy and sold hundreds of millions of copies in dozen countries that led to a level of wealth, celebrity, and glamour that in many ways surpassed her own characters and arguably matched that of her sister.

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Born: October 4, 1937

Died: September 19, 2015

Los Angeles, California