‘Devastated’ Joan Collins urged ‘late’ sister to get mammography done

By: | Published: September 27, 2015 11:53 AM

Joan Collins, who recently lost her sister Jackie Collins due to breast cancer, revealed that she used to repeatedly ask her writer sister, who was diagnosed with cancer six-and-a-half years ago, to get mammograms as their mother had succumbed to the disease in 1962.

Joan Collins, who recently lost her sister Jackie Collins due to breast cancer, revealed that she used to repeatedly ask her writer sister, who was diagnosed with cancer six-and-a-half years ago, to get mammograms as their mother had succumbed to the disease in 1962.

The 82-year-old English actress penned an emotional online tribute ‘A Tribute To My Beloved Sister’ mentioning that her novelist sister refused to get mammography done because she was needle-phobic and explained that she didn’t want to be a burden on others with her disease, News.com.au reported.

The ‘Dynasty’ star revealed that she got to know about her sister’s stage four breast cancer when just a day before her death she called the actress and disclosed about her disease.

Jackie sold more than 500 million novels in more than 40 countries in her four decades-long career as a writer of raunchy female fiction.

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