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Dame Joan Collins spending Christmas with family

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Dame Joan Collins spending Christmas with family

Dame Joan Collins will spend Christmas with her family following the death of her sister.

The 82-year-old actress lost her sister, Jackie Collins, in September this year after a battle with breast cancer and she is planning a family meet up for the festive period in their native London.

She said: "We're all devastated. We're all gonna be together for Christmas. We were all going to go to Hawaii, but of course we're not now, so we're all going to be in London.

"There's millions of us! I mean, Jackie had three children, six grandchildren, I've got three children, three grandchildren, they've all got partners and boyfriends, so we're all going to be together in my sister-in-law's house."

The 'Dynasty' star also praised the novelist's brave battle with breast cancer.

Speaking to TODAY, she added: "She was the most wonderful person. She was kind and loving. She was the best mother in the world. I mean, she brought up her children while she was still writing books.

"She wanted to keep it secret. She said, 'I don't want to be on the front of the magazines, saying, 'Jackie Collins is ill.' She was very brave."