Jackie Collins

  • Died: September 19, 2015
  • Location: Los Angeles, California


Jackie Collins

'Hollywood Wives' novelist Jackie Collins dies

Jackie Collins, the best-selling novelist who thrilled millions of readers with her scandal-soaked tales of Hollywood, mobsters, and L.A. private investigators, has died of breast cancer.

By ANDREW DALTON, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackie Collins, the bestselling author of dozens of novels including "Hollywood Wives" that dramatized the lives of the rich and treacherous, died Saturday.

Collins died of breast cancer in Los Angeles, publicist Melody Korenbrot told The Associated Press. She was 77.

"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 4 decades," Collins family said in a statement. "She was a true inspiration, a trail blazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we already miss her beyond words."

Collins' death was first reported by People magazine.

Unlike her older sister Joan Collins, the "Dynasty" actress who was part of the 1980s Hollywood glitterati, Jackie Collins chose to document LA lives in her pulpy, page-turning fiction.

She began publishing novels in the late 1960s and put out several in the 1970s but had her breakthrough and became a celebrity in her own right with 1983's "Hollywood Wives."

It sold more than 15 million copies, led to sequels and became a hit TV miniseries.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Here is one of USA best authors her characters were so true to life I have read everything that she has paged lucky Bridgett Gino Elaine Ross Conti Gina Germaine chances could never find her latest book all sold out everytime I look for it but she will be truly missed by her number one fan un the whole world rest in peace Ms Collins you will never be forgotten

Posted by Darryl Calloway - inkster, MI - Teacher   September 18, 2016


To Jackie Collins,
You were a such a great actress and Author too. My prayers got to your family and friends. Lisa Weiner

Posted by Lisa Heller - Brooklyn, NY - fan   December 20, 2015


Posted by David Neal Montgomery - 6895 JACKMAN BLVD WINTER PAR, FL   December 14, 2015

So sorry about the death of one of the authors of the 20 century my you rest in peace loved loved chances and lucky my favorite books of all times will miss you greatly

Posted by darryl calloway - inkster, MI - biggest fan   November 13, 2015


I cant believe that Jackie Collins has died !!! What a shame, so so sad I've read all Jackie's books.
I truly believed that THIS FANTASTIC AUTHOR wrote the books just for me, I loved
every one off them. R I P

Posted by Rhona Simpson - West Lothian Scotland - Not related   October 06, 2015


Rest well great lady yours was a life well lived. My prayers and thoughts are with sister Joan and your beloved children.

Posted by Herbert Nixon - Hendersonville, TN - Fan   October 05, 2015

You lived fully, loved fully, and had no regrets. You left us as you lived, with Grace and Dignity. God Bless, and sincerest condolences to family and friends.

Posted by Angelica - Lake Tahoe, NV - Not related   September 24, 2015


Although Jackie is at rest, her stories are very much alive. Hope her family and friends will be comforted by Jesus' words at John 11:25.

Posted by Alma B. - Tyler, TX - Fan   September 23, 2015


R.I.P..Your light will shine on..

Posted by Lola Tunstall - St Leonards on Sea, FL - Fan   September 23, 2015


I read a lot her novels, she was a true inspiration to millions of women and readers and
She will be sorely missed. The Literary world lost a valuable author; however, moreover, my thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out her family and friends in this time of sorrow. Try to remember all the laughter and good times that you shared with her along with her wonderful smile, remembering the good times will help get you through the rough times. She was a truly beautiful woman.

Posted by Judith A. Hand - Newington, CT   September 21, 2015


Talented, beautiful and a wonderful inspiration for future writers......our lives were truly blessed by Jackie Collins. Our loss is heaven's gain. A lovely, new rose is blooming in heaven today! My sincere condolences to her many friends and family members.

Posted by Dan Scott - Malvern, AR - Admiring Fan   September 21, 2015


Praying that the family will be comforted and strengthen during this difficult time. Thanks for sharing Jackie with the world through her amazing writings. She was an awesome novelist. She will be sorely missed.

Posted by Maple Davis - Columbia, SC - Number One Fan   September 21, 2015

To Jackie Collins
You were a great author. My prayers go to your family & friends. Lisa Weiner

Posted by Lisa weiner - Brooklyn, NY - Fan   September 21, 2015

God bless Jackie, rest in peace. Condolences to family and friends. Patricia ( UK )

Posted by Patricia Hemmens - Portsmouth - Admirer   September 20, 2015

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