Jackie Collins’ Death: Twitter Reactions from Celebrities

September 20, 2015

The death of Jackie Collins at age 77 — the celebrated bestselling author of numerous novels set in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, and the sister of Joan Collins — has brought forth numerous reactions on Twitter as celebrities and public figures share memories, tributes and offer their condolences to the surviving family. Here’s a roundup of what is being said.

Jackie Collins

The sad news broke late on a Saturday night on September 19th, that Jackie Collins had died of breast cancer. If the world was surprised to know of her cancer battle, it’s because she had kept it a secret, even from her sister, Joan Collins, up until two weeks before her death, according to reports.

The family issued a statement via Facebook — which you can see below — confirming the death and paying tribute, saying in part, “She lived a wonderfully full life and was adored by her family, friends and the millions of readers who she has been entertaining for the past four decades. She was a true inspiration, a trail blazer for women in fiction and a creative force.”

The death has stunned the publishing world, the entertainment world and the world at large, and immediately many took to Twitter and other social media. Collins herself had last Tweeted only days ago, and had appeared on television in the UK just nine days before her death.

It’s been stunning and sad news to absorb that the prolific author of more than two dozen steamy novels of glamour and glitz and intrigue in Hollywood had passed away. From her debut in the late 1960s with ‘The World Is Full of Married Men,’ to her ‘Hollywood’ series, which began with ‘Hollywood Wives; to her most recent novel, ‘The Santangelos,’ she had fervent and devoted readers worldwide.

Here’s a roundup of what is being said of the iconic author.

Family Statement:It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one of a kind…

Posted by Jackie Collins on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Reactions to the death of continue to pour in, as #JackieCollins and #RIPJackieCollins continue to be trending topics on Twitter and many continue to share their thoughts, memories, appreciation for the legendary author and chronicler of Hollywood and the celebrity world.

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