Collins Family Statement: 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. 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 four 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. For inquiries re services and donations: For USA Services will be held privately for family. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization. For UK Services will be held privately for family. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Penny Brohn Cancer Care.