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Sandra Bullock leads tributes to Jackie Collins

Sandra Bullock leads tributes to Jackie Collins

Sandra Bullock has led tributes to the late Jackie Collins.

The novelist passed away at the age of 77 after a six-year battle with breast cancer and the 'Miss Congeniality' actress - who starred in a TV series based on her best-selling books - has praised the "smart and talented" author.

In a statement, she 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!"

Sharon Osbourne also took to Twitter to pay tribute, captioning a photograph of the pair: "Shocked & devastated at the death of @JackiejCollins. Loved & respected her. Thoughts & prayers go out to her family. (sic)"

Whilst former Spice Girl, Mel B, wrote: "Can't believe it, my prayers and love go out to her and her family RIP Jackie man will she be missed. (sic)"

Paying a picture tribute to Jackie, Kathy Griffin remembered a "fearless and naughty" star.

She wrote: "In Hawaii w my pal. Brilliant, fearless, beautiful, funny, naughty, LOYAL, brave...I'm crushed. @jackiejcollins (sic)"

Whilst 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star Kris Jenner wrote: "I'm so sad to hear about the passing of Jackie 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. @jackiejcollins @joancollinsdbe #love (sic)"

Jackie is survived by her three daughters - Rory, Tiffany and Tracy.