Best-Selling Author Jackie Collins Passes Away At 77 From Breast Cancer

Collins kept her cancer battle private until just recently. According to People, she didn’t tell her famous sister Joan Collins until a few weeks ago.

Joan has given a statement saying that she is “completely devastated” following the news of sister Jackie Collins’ death.

“She was my best friend, ” Joan, 82, said. “I admire how she handled this. She was a wonderful, brave and a beautiful person and I love her.”