Best-selling author Jackie Collins has died.
The woman behind the Hollywood Wives succumbed to breast cancer on Sept. 19. She was 77.
Collins – who must recently hit the promo circuit to chat up her latest tome, The Santangelos – never let on she was sick or in treatment for cancer, so her passing has come as a bit of a surprise.
She did it her way, indeed.
Update: Click here to read about Joan Collins’ reaction to the sad news, as well as that of Oprah, Sandra Bullock, Kathy Griffin, and more.