Lucinda Riley has died following a four-year battle with cancer. She was 56. In a statement, Riley’s family said she died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones.
“We realise this will be a terrible shock for most people, who won’t have been aware Lucinda had been battling cancer for four years,” her family shared.
Riley, who wrote her first novel at the age of 23, has penned more than 20 novels, including the bestselling Seven Sisters series. Just a few weeks ago, she released the seventh book in the series, The Missing Sister.
“During those four years, Lucinda penned five novels, and this week, The Missing Sister is number one in book charts across the world,” the statement continued.
“Lucinda touched the lives of all those she met, and those who turned the pages of her stories. She radiated love and kindness in everything she did, and will continue to inspire us all forever.
“Above all, Lucinda loved life, and lived every moment to the full.”