The best-selling author and sister of actress Joan Collins passed away after a secret six year battle with breast cancer, the Collins family has confirmed.
"It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one of a kind mother, Jackie Collins, who died of breast cancer today," they said in an emotional statement to People magazine.
"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.
"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."
The sister to legendary actress Joan Collins gave what would be her final interview to the magazine earlier this week, where she said she had no regrets about her life.
"I've written five books since the diagnosis, I've lived my life, I've travelled all over the world, I have not turned down book tours and no one has ever known until now when I feel as though I should come out with it.
"Now I want to save other people's lives."
Collins revealed she was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer six and a half years ago in her final interview with the magazine.
The family requests that any donations in lieu of flowers be made out to the Penny Brohn Cancer Care charity in the UK and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organisation in the United States.
Collins' first book, The World is Full of Married men, was published in 1968 and became her first best-seller.
She is reported to have sold more than 500 million novels over her career wither her 32 novels being translated into 40 languages.
Born in London, like her elder sister, Jackie began as an actress, appearing in several movies and television shows before turning to writing full time.
She is survived by her three daughters, Tracy, 54, Tiffany, 48, and Rory, 46 as well as her sister Joan.