We have the chills. Joan Collins lost her sister, Jackie Collins, in 2015 after a seven-year-long battle with breast cancer, and now, she’s revealed she believes an insect who appears by her “all the time” is Jackie incarnated.
“I have this little fly that comes near me all the time. It’s really strange,” Joan, 85, admitted to The Observer in a new interview. “I think it might be my sister.”
She added, “I know that sounds weird, and I don’t know whether I believe in the afterlife or not. My opinion is still out to lunch about that, but it is weird that wherever I go, at least two or three times a week — wherever I am, France, London, here — this little fly comes.” So sweet!
The Dynasty star additionally gushed over how close they were. “You know, like sisters, we all have our problems, which the press loved to exacerbate, or exaggerate. But I mean, she was the closest person to me for many years, and with me being the older sister, she kind of worshiped me in a way,” she said.
She even admitted that Jackie didn’t tell her she had stage four breast cancer. “Thank God she didn’t tell me,” Joan confessed. “I mean, I wish she had. But she didn’t want pity, and that’s what happens — in this town particularly, you know, gossip.”
Joan and her family released a statement at the time of Jackie’s death. “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one of a kind mother, Jackie Collins, who died of breast cancer today,” the Collins family told People in September 2015.
The statement continued, “She lived a wonderfully full life and was adored by her family, friends, and the millions of readers who she has been entertaining for over [four] decades. She was a true inspiration, a trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we already miss her beyond words.”