Jackie Collins gave her last TV interview just nine days before she died. She appeared on a British talk show Loose Women, and she said not one word that she knew she was about to die.
News of the 77-year-old's death over the weekend stunned friends, fans and even family.
The best-selling author kept her seven-year battle a secret even from her famous sister, the actress Joan Collins.
Joan was informed just two weeks ago.
Joan has been taking to Twitter to express her grief:
Farewell to my beautiful brave baby sister. I will love you and miss you forever. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/pPR3KRRjUU— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) September 20, 2015
Wherever you are, my darling sister, you deserve a red carpet and a throne.❤️ pic.twitter.com/RxeXYYWRF6— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) September 21, 2015
Desperately sad today but I know Jackie would want me to be strong but it's hard to lose somebody so wonderful, so incredible& loving— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) September 21, 2015
Jackie's prolific career spanned four decades.
More than 500 million copies of her racy books have been sold around the world.
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