LOS ANGELES — Jackie Collins, the bestselling author of dozens of novels including Hollywood Wives that dramatized the lifestyles of the rich and the treacherous, died Saturday.

Collins died of breast cancer in Los Angeles, publicist Melody Korenbrot told The Associated Press. Collins was 77.

“She lived a wonderfully full life and was adored by her family, friends and the millions of readers who she has been entertaining for over 4 decades,” Collins’ family said in a statement. “She was a true inspiration, a trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we already miss her beyond words.” Read more…

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‘Hollywood Wives’ author Jackie Collins dies of breast cancer at 77