Best-selling novelist Judith Krantz, who sold more than 85 million copies of her books, died over the weekend at her home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reports. She was 91.
A request for comment from her rep was not immediately returned to ABC News.
The writer began her work in magazine journalism, but turned to novels in the late 1970s. Among Kratnz's most famed hits included "Scruples," "Princess Daisy" and many more.
Krantz wrote best seller after best seller for the better part of the 80s and 90ss, even penning mini series and other projects for TV like "Secrets" in 1992.
And while her characters were involved with sex and shopping, which made them extremely popular and so much fun to read, she also had a way of promoting the heroine far before it was in fashion.
In 1988, she told "GMA" that she was nothing like the women she wrote about.
"I was not reckless. I did not have that kind of willingness to go all out after the things I want like my heroines do. And I think I live vicariously through them because of that," she said.
She didn't hit it big in the literary world until she was 50.
"About 14 months of every 24 months I spend writing, I'm like a hermit. I go to work at 10, have half hour lunch and then I come out with a new book," she told "GMA" in the mid-1980s.
Krantz's husband Steve died in 2007. She is survived by her two sons, Tony and Nicholas.
Fellow writers spoke out about Krantz's death and what this remarkable lady meant to them all.
"Rest In Peace, Judith Krantz, who brought readers — me included! — a lot of pleasure," writer Jennifer Weiner tweeted.
Rest In Peace, Judith Krantz, who brought readers — me included! — a lot of pleasure. https://t.co/U04QRUOW0F— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) June 23, 2019
For everyone who feels behind on their writing goals: Krantz, “who sold more than 85 million copies in more than 50 languages,” did not publish her first book until she was 50. https://t.co/ZQnckxkRqN— Pamela Colloff (@pamelacolloff) June 24, 2019