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One of the queens of the romance novel, Jackie Collins, has passed away after secretly battling breast cancer.

 

The best-selling author, who was also the sister of movie siren Joan Collins, had kept her battle with breast cancer a secret for nearly seven years from everyone except her three daughters.

 

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Collins, who had many of her books turned into hit movies or television series, was beloved by readers worldwide, with her penchant for steaming up the lives of housewives everywhere. The author of 32 novels sold over half a billion copies of her tomes, making her one of the most successful authors of modern times. Even her sister Joan appeared in movies adapted for the screen from her bestsellers.

 

A quote from the author summed up her life perfectly…

 

“I’ve lived my life, I’ve traveled all over the world, I have not turned down book tours. Looking back, I’m not sorry about anything I did.”

 

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What a dame.

 

Our condolences to the entire Collins family.

 

 

 

Triston

Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, ‘Heaux Confessionals’. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world’s most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.


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