Candice Chaplin, v-p and director of backlist sales at Penguin Random House, died of cancer on September 7 in Gladwyne, Pa. She was 53.

“Her storied career with Penguin Random House was not only marked by her leadership and fierce sense of what was required for success, but her unwavering friendship and incredible sense of humor,” a representative of Penguin Random House said of Chaplin. “In many ways, she was the heart and soul of the sales department. Our thoughts are with Candice’s loving family, and our colleagues, who will miss her deeply.”

Chaplin is survived by her son, Noah; father, Stanley Chaplin; mother, Michelle Chaplin Partlow; and sister, Nicole Chaplin. A funeral will be held in-person at Beth David Reform Congregation at 1130 Vaughan Ln., in Gladwyne, Pa., on September 10 at 12:15 p.m. ET, followed by a private burial. For shiva information, please contact the family.

The family requests that donations in Chaplin's memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Camp Aranu'tiq of Harbor Camps for Transgender Youth.