Joan Collins discovers sentimental photograph of sister Jackie taken just days before she died

Joan Collins shared a sentimental photograph of her late sister Jackie Collins on Instagram on Saturday. 

The sweet snap of the sisters and their friend Jan Gold, was taken in September 2015 during a dinner at The Wolseley in Mayfair, London, just days before novelist tragically died from from breast cancer aged 77. 

The Dynasty star, 85, revealed she’d just uncovered the three-year-old picture of the trio as she shared it with fans on social media. 

Precious moments: Joan Collins shared a sentimental photograph of her late sister Jackie Collins on Instagram on Saturday

Precious moments: Joan Collins shared a sentimental photograph of her late sister Jackie Collins on Instagram on Saturday

Precious moments: Joan Collins shared a sentimental photograph of her late sister Jackie Collins on Instagram on Saturday

In the picture, the ladies can be seen cosying up next to each other, with Joan and Jan grinning happily into the camera’s lens, whilst Jackie pouts an elegant smile by their side.

Joan captioned the sweet snap: ‘Just discovered this selfie of my darling sister @jackiejcollins with her best friend Jan Gold in London a few days before her death,’ followed by a crying emoji.  

Fans were quick to send messages of comfort and support to Joan, with one commenting: ‘What a lovely photo to discover and treasure. Bless her, and bless you.’

‘What a profound loss you suffered. She looked amazing in this selfie. What a treasure to have found this,’ added another. 

Memories: The sweet snap of the sisters and their friend Jan Gold, was taken in September 2015 during a dinner in London, just days before novelist tragically died from breast cancer

Memories: The sweet snap of the sisters and their friend Jan Gold, was taken in September 2015 during a dinner in London, just days before novelist tragically died from breast cancer

Memories: The sweet snap of the sisters and their friend Jan Gold, was taken in September 2015 during a dinner in London, just days before novelist tragically died from breast cancer

Fond farewell: In the picture, the ladies can be seen cosying up next to each other during their final evening together in London

Fond farewell: In the picture, the ladies can be seen cosying up next to each other during their final evening together in London

Fond farewell: In the picture, the ladies can be seen cosying up next to each other during their final evening together in London

Supportive fans: Fans were quick to send messages of comfort and support to Joan

Supportive fans: Fans were quick to send messages of comfort and support to Joan

Supportive fans: Fans were quick to send messages of comfort and support to Joan

Noting Jackie’s stunning appearance in the picture, one Instagram follower wrote: ‘Glamourous till the last, bless her..’ 

‘How beautiful. Fierce sisters, icons and legends. You must miss her terribly Joan but so do so many of us,’ said another. 

Someone else commented: ‘Lovely photo of you all Joan and a very fond memory to treasure xxxx.’ 

One eagle-eyed fan spotted the dazzling pendants worn by the two sisters, and mused: ‘You both have the same heart shaped necklace it must be a beautiful story behind.’  

Glam: They were some of the most famous, and certainly the most glamorous sisters, in the world (Pictured in London in 1974)

Glam: They were some of the most famous, and certainly the most glamorous sisters, in the world (Pictured in London in 1974)

Glam: They were some of the most famous, and certainly the most glamorous sisters, in the world (Pictured in London in 1974)

Secret: Novelist Jackie was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2009, but it was only in the month leading up to her death that she told her sister (Pictured together in 2009)

Secret: Novelist Jackie was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2009, but it was only in the month leading up to her death that she told her sister (Pictured together in 2009)

Secret: Novelist Jackie was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2009, but it was only in the month leading up to her death that she told her sister (Pictured together in 2009)

Novelist Jackie was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2009, but it was only in the month leading up to her death that she told her sister she was ill because she didn’t want to burden her. 

Jackie, who spent most of her life in America and became a US citizen in 1960, wrote 32 books – all of which made it onto the New York Times Bestsellers’ List.

The ‘queen of the bonkbuster’ stayed busy even in her final days, travelling to London to appear on Loose Women just nine days before her death. 

As a young stage singer, the novelist appeared alongside the likes of Des O’Connor and reportedly had an affair with Marlon Brando when she was 15 and he was 29.

Talented: Jackie wrote a total of 32 books - all of which made it onto the New York Times Bestsellers' List (Pictured together in 2002)

Talented: Jackie wrote a total of 32 books - all of which made it onto the New York Times Bestsellers' List (Pictured together in 2002)

Talented: Jackie wrote a total of 32 books – all of which made it onto the New York Times Bestsellers’ List (Pictured together in 2002)

History: She and Joan started acting in British B movies, but Jackie largely gave up acting in the 1960s, although did play herself briefly in Minder in 1980 (pictured together in 1988)

History: She and Joan started acting in British B movies, but Jackie largely gave up acting in the 1960s, although did play herself briefly in Minder in 1980 (pictured together in 1988)

History: She and Joan started acting in British B movies, but Jackie largely gave up acting in the 1960s, although did play herself briefly in Minder in 1980 (pictured together in 1988)

She and her sister Joan started acting in British B movies, but Jackie largely gave up acting in the 1960s, although did play herself briefly in Minder in 1980.

It was her writing that brought Jackie stardom, with her first novel, The World Is Full of Married Men, causing controversy after its release in 1968.

Critics branded it ‘nasty, filthy and disgusting’ and it was banned in Australia and South Africa, but its resulting notoriety caused a huge sales boost in the US and the UK.

Her success was replicated in each of her next novels, which were read by more than 500million people around the globe. 

She went on to present her own daily television show in 1998, Jackie Collins Hollywood, in which she interviewed stars of stage, screen and music, including George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez.

Novelist: It was her writing that brought Jackie stardom, with her first novel, The World Is Full of Married Men, causing controversy after its release in 1968 (Pictured together in 2014)

Novelist: It was her writing that brought Jackie stardom, with her first novel, The World Is Full of Married Men, causing controversy after its release in 1968 (Pictured together in 2014)

Novelist: It was her writing that brought Jackie stardom, with her first novel, The World Is Full of Married Men, causing controversy after its release in 1968 (Pictured together in 2014)

Jackie married two times, wedding her first husband Wallace Austin in 1960. They had one child, Tracy, born in 1961, before their divorce in 1964.

In 1965, she married art gallery and nightclub owner, Oscar Lerman in the home of her sister Joan and Anthony Newley, and went on two have two daughters, Tiffany and Rory. 

Oscar also adopted Jackie’s other daughter Tracy. The entrepreneur died in 1992 from prostate cancer.

In 1994, Jackie became engaged to Los Angeles business executive Frank Calcagnini, who died in 1998 from a brain tumour. 

Family matters: Jackie married two times, and was survived by three daughters (Pictured with Joan in 2015)

Family matters: Jackie married two times, and was survived by three daughters (Pictured with Joan in 2015)

Family matters: Jackie married two times, and was survived by three daughters (Pictured with Joan in 2015)

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