The writer, who penned over 30 novels during her huge career, died following a secret breast cancer battle, and Joan has paid tribute to her “beautiful brave baby sister”, sharing a vintage snap on Twitter:
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
A number of Jackie’s famous fans and friends have also shared their condolences and memories, including Oprah Winfrey and Kris Jenner.
The Kardashian matriarch shared a snap on Instagram, adding the caption: “I'm so sad to hear about the passing of Jackie Collins..my love and prayers go out to her family and friends and to her sister Joan..what an amazing woman.... It was a joy and honor to have known her.”
@Joancollinsdbe R.I.P Jackie Collins. A super lady who 'did it her way'.— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) September 20, 2015
Condolences to @Joancollinsdbe over the death of her sister Jackie. Sad times.— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) September 20, 2015
So sad to hear Jackie Collins has passed away. A true classy lady, she was one of my favourite guests on the show— James Martin (@jamesmartinchef) September 20, 2015
I'm shocked & saddened by Jackie Collins' passing. She was a true talent, a beautiful being & a dear friend.— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 20, 2015
#RIPJackie Collins. I always loved our interviews.— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 20, 2015
Speaking to People, Sandra Bullock said: “That smart, talented, and gorgeous woman paved the road for so many of us so that we could experience a much smoother journey ... with or without heels. Heaven ... watch out!”
Jackie gave what is now her final interview to People magazine just six days ago, and in it, she explained her reasons for keeping her illness private.
"I did it my way, as Frank Sinatra would say," she told the publication. "I've written five books since the diagnosis, I've lived my life, I've travelled all over the world, I have not turned down book tours and no one has ever known until now when I feel as though I should come out with it."
Jackie’s family are now planning private memorial services in the UK and in the US.