Author Jackie Collins Dies

Jackie Collins
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, author Jackie Collins arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party n Beverly Hills, Calif. Collins, died of breast cancer in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. She was 77. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jackie Collins, the bestselling author of dozens of novels including “Hollywood Wives” that dramatized the lives of the rich and treacherous, has died.

Publicist Melody Korenbrot says Collins died of breast cancer on Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 77.

Collins’ family said in a statement that she was a true inspiration, a trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force who entertained millions of readers for over four decades.

Her death was first reported by People magazine.

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