It is with sad news, and indeed some shock, to hear that Jackie Collins has died, aged 77, from breast cancer.
Bringing us the glamourous and racy side of Hollywood through her writing earned her a place on the best-seller lists for all her novels. BBC news has released this short interview clip in which she mentions following her dream to be a writer (second clip).
Recently Jackie disclosed her battle with cancer in an interview, with People magazine, in the hope it would help others battling with the disease while promoting her new book The Santangelos (Lucky Santangelo 9).
The statement issued by her family said;
“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,” (BBC.com/news)