Jackie Collins Kept 7-Year Cancer Battle a Secret, Even from Her Famous Sister Joan

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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.

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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.

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Joan has been taking to Twitter to express her grief:

Jackie's prolific career spanned four decades.

More than 500 million copies of her racy books have been sold around the world.

She was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer six-and-a-half years ago after ignoring a lump in her breast for two years.

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