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Angelina Jolie's Mom Dies at 56

Angelina Jolie's Mom Dies at 56

Marcheline Bertrand, French actress and mother of Angelina Jolie, died of ovarian cancer in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre after a 7.5 yearlong battle with cancer. (Age 56 as reported by IMDB.) Brad Pitt, Angie, and her older brother, James Haven, were at the hospital yesterday at the time Bertrand passed away.

Bertrand raised Angie and James after divorcing their father, Jon Voight (Angie was just a toddler at the time).

Our prayers and best wishes to the Pitt and Jolie family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai.

Pictured: Angelina Jolie, with her mother Marcheline Bertrand, at her film premiere of Original Sin in Los Angeles on July 31, 2001. Angelina Jolie and her mom at LAX airport on August 4, 1998. Angelina Jolie outside the “National Art and Hobby” this past Friday.

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  • curly

    I am sorry to hear the news. Losing a parent is like 40 needles hitting into your heart at the same time. In time each heals, except the last one. That last one never heals, leaves its mark for your lifetime and hurts most when you find yourself reaching to the phone to tell your parent a good news.

    may heavens be Ms. Bertrand’s new residence.

  • Mary Kay

    So Sorry for Angie and her family’s loss :(

  • xenia

    RIP Marcheline. My prayers to Ange & James.

  • annesoinca

    OMG that’s so sad. All my condolences to her and her family!!!!

  • Kim

    All my condolences to Angelina and her family, my thought and preyers are with them.

  • A sad day

    She looks so much like her mother in that pic. My prayers go out to Angie’s WHOLE family!

    RIP Marchaline!

  • biteme

    I am so sorry to hear. God bless Angie.

  • Paola

    OMG!!I feel soo sorry for Angie and her brother. My condolences to her and her family!

  • Original jpf

    As genuinely sad as I am at this time, I’m also comforted in the belief that Marcheline was blessed to see Angelina battle her demons and claim victory over them. There’s a part of me that’s convinced Marcheline finally let go knowing her daughter had found purpose and peace and was going to be alright.

    God bless them all

    jpf

  • bdj

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Angelina Jolie, her brother and other family members. May God be with her in her time of need. May she be surrounded with the love of Brad Pitt, her children and friends during this difficult time. Angelina Jolie is a good and strong woman and has seen the best and worst of mankind during her UN Work. She has grown to be a strong and caring woman. May God bless Angelina with the love and memory of her devoted mother. Rest in peace Marcheline Bertrand.

  • think positive!

    From the previous thread.

    1440
    TskTsk Says:
    January 28th, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    1434
    think positive! Says:

    Do you know how I can donate to the medical center of cancer?? I don’t live in the US and I don’t know how this can be done. Any info is welcomed.
    +++++++++++++++
    Here is the link for donations to Cedar’s Sinai.

    http://www.csmc.edu/309.html

    I got the link from the news article about Marcheline’s death.

    http://www.wtov9.com/entertainment/10865044/detail.html

    I hope this helps
    —————

    Thank you very much TskTsk!!

  • EasyEve

    God, I am so sad to hear this. I’ve read so many interviews, and she has always spoke so highly of her mother, I can only imagine the hurt and the heartbreak that she is feeling.

  • So Sad

    I am sorry to hear the sad news. My prayers are with the family. God bless.

  • African Girl

    My condolances to AJ and her family. I pray God gives them the fortitude to get through this.

    I hope some people will have enough sense to respect what this thread stands for.

  • tabitha

    My thoughts and prayers go out Angelina, James and their family.

  • briseis

    This was posted in the Brad Pitt thread, and I am bringing it over for those who would like to donate:

    ===================================================
    TskTsk Says:

    January 28th, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    434
    think positive! Says:
    Do you know how I can donate to the medical center of cancer?? I don’t live in the US and I don’t know how this can be done. Any info is welcomed.
    +++++++++++++++

    Here is the link for donations to Cedar’s Sinai.
    http://www.csmc.edu/309.html

    I got the link from the news article about Marcheline’s death.

    I hope this helps.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I would like to suggest that for those interested in donating, to maybe make it clear that it is being donated in MARCHELINE BERTRAND’S name, so that at least Angelina and Brad would know that there are a lot of us who are thinking of her and her mother.

  • Missouri Fan

    9 Original jpf Says:
    January 28th, 2007 at 4:44 pm
    As genuinely sad as I am at this time, I’m also comforted in the belief that Marcheline was blessed to see Angelina battle her demons and claim victory over them. There’s a part of me that’s convinced Marcheline finally let go knowing her daughter had found purpose and peace and was going to be alright.

    God bless them all

    jpf
    ***********************************

    I TRULY BELIEVE TOO!!

  • christyjolie

    poor angie! her babies will miss out on their grandmom! the family must be so devistated… i will pray for them!

  • butterflymerve

    God, I am so sad to hear this.

    My condolences to her and her family!

  • http://justjared Belle

    My heart goes to Angie and her family.

  • tabitha

    Briseas, Jared also put the link in his announcement.

  • think positive!

    *bringing my posts from the other threads*

    God bless Angie Brad James and the kids. Marcheline may rest in peace.
    I’m so glad that she was able to be with her grandkids although it was for a while. I’m sure that she left this world happy and fulfilled with her daughter’s happiness.
    I just hope this time they will eventually give them the privacy they should have in this difficult time in their life.

    Angie has been through a lot of pain herself and she have experienced the suffering of other people who lost their families and they are disadvantaged and they are struggling to survive with her own eyes. She knows how it is. Also Brad’s and James’s love and the love for her children will be a great help during these moments of sorrow. I’m positive that she will eventually rise above it like she is doing with every bad turn in her life. Her mother will always have a special place in her heart and she will never be forgotten. She will always live in her memory.
    More power and love to them all!!

  • kk1

    Oh, I am sooo sad to hear this news. Angelina was just so close to her mother. Marcheline put up a long tough fight. My prayers go out to all the family. Cancer is just so stealth like, you can be seemingly OK and recovering one day and dead the next day. RIP Marcheline.

  • The real lou

    I was shocked to read that Marcheline had died.My heart goes out to Angelina and her family.May God bless Angelina’s whole family.

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks Jared for the new thread, very much appreciated.

    OMG I am so sorry to hear about Angie’s mom. Oh this is so sad. My heart goes out to Angie and our family, may God give her and her family the strength to go get through this difficult time. May God Bless Mercheline’s soul and take her into his arms as she entered into heaven. RIP Mercheline. My prayers and thoughts goes out to Angie and her family

  • A sad day
  • African Girl

    Angelina Jolie’s mother dies of cancer

    LOS ANGELES – Marcheline Bertrand, actress and mother of Angelina Jolie, has died of cancer, her daughter said Sunday.

    Bertrand died Saturday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Jolie said in a news release. No age was provided.

    Jolie, her older brother, James Haven, and her boyfriend, Brad Pitt, were at the hospital Saturday, according to the news release.

    Bertrand, who had small roles in the movies “Lookin’ to Get Out” in 1982 and “The Man Who Loved Women” in 1983, raised Jolie and her brother after divorcing their father, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, when Jolie was a toddler.

    A private funeral was planned.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai.

    http://www.csms.edu/2044.html

  • Leila

    Condolence to Angie, Brad, Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh and James. May God give them comfort and strength in this time of sorrow. May Marcheline’s soul rest in peace

  • new year luv.

    I cannot imagine the pain of losing a mother, mine has been around for the longest time until i dont even remember how old is she now. God Bless Angie and her family, hope they can get through this. I’m sorry Shiloh and Zahara probably won’t be able to remember their maternal grandmother, Hopefully Maddox would be able to remember the time he spent with Marcheline.

    Rest in peace Marcheline, your family loved you very much.

  • Sad

    My condolences to the family.

  • http://wow checkers

    It is never easy to lose a loved one! my condolences and deepest thoughts of sympathy be with them and family!

  • niri

    All my support and prayers for angie and her family..

  • Missouri Fan

    REPOSTING!!

    Here is the link for donations to Cedar’s Sinai.
    http://www.csmc.edu/309.html

    I would like to suggest that for those interested in donating, to maybe make it clear that it is being donated in MARCHELINE BERTRAND’S name, so that at least Angelina and Brad would know that there are a lot of us who are thinking of her and her mother.
    **********************************

    Many thanks >> TskTsk, think positive and briseis!!!

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks TskTsk for the link to donate to the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai.

    =====================================================

    16
    briseis Says:

    January 28th, 2007 at 4:49 pm
    I would like to suggest that for those interested in donating, to maybe make it clear that it is being donated in MARCHELINE BERTRAND’S name, so that at least Angelina and Brad would know that there are a lot of us who are thinking of her and her mother.
    =====================================================
    I totally agree with your suggestion briseis

  • http://www.justjared.com Just keeping It Real

    My heart broke when I heard The News
    My wishes go to Jolie family

  • http://justjared.com Hunter

    Angie:
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Hope you’ll find strength and peace in your special memories.

  • Amy

    Shit, that’s scary. My mum’s 55 in April.

  • Mediterranean

    I pray that Marcheline is in peace in heaven now.

    God, help our Angie and her family.

  • ntt

    My condolences to Angie and Brad.

  • susie

    The only good thing I can see in this situation is that she has Brad and her babies to help her through this. I am not sure of her relationship with Brad’s family, but I am sure they with circle her and help her through this.
    I am so sad for her, it’s like I lost my own mother.

  • jenfannot

    I watched the E news hosted by Ryan Seacrest last night(Sat) and his last comments were something like…it’s SAG Sunday night, time to talk to celebrities and he added about asking them what they had for breakfast..and the stupid Guiliana added a little smirk(like..hint hint)..Oh…THOSE TWO ARE JUST VILE and THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES ESP. WHILE THEY WERE TALKING AND SMIRKING, ANGIE AND HER FAMILY WERE DEALING WITH THEIR MOM’S DEATH..SHAME ON THEM. I think Ryan/Guiliana are fakes and both just wants to ride on other people’s popularity bandwagons. I won’t watch E news ever. Maybe I’ll watch the 30 minutes segment that follows that since those girls there are more tolerable.

  • http://justjared.com Hunter

    My deepest sympathy to Angie and family.

  • Lady G

    My heart is breaking for Angie.

    Angie, James, Brad and the children are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • new thread

    My Condolences to Angie, James and all their love ones.

    God Bless

  • QQQQ
  • ariel

    I am still thinking about Marcheline’s death. Yup, cancer is very unpredictable sometimes. My Dad suffered 4 years of cancer & there are times he was so uplifted you think he is not suffering from any ailment then suddenly he succumb. Now we know why…he stayed there long enough because he is waiting for my sister & his grandchildren to arrive here in Canada. After their arrival he got so much energy & after a month he died. I think Marcheline waited 7 years so she can guide Angie to a better future. Now she knows our Angie is in good hands of Brad & happy & after seeing the kids she finally realize her fight to see the betterment of her children is finally here so it’s time for her to go. Such a strong & loving mother. My thoughts & prayers to Ange & james.

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    Lmaoo. I knew [E] would mention it. And will be talking about it throughout the whole [Live From The red Carpet]

  • ntt

    To show respect to Marcheline on this day, please do not respond to any negative post. Please.

  • ntt

    To show respect to Marcheline on this day, please do not respond to any negative post. Please.

  • Mediterranean

    When I read that she was just 56, the saddest memory of my life hit me again, I lost my father to cancer and he was only 53. He fought it for 6 years.

    I can imagine what she and her brother are going through right now; it doesn’t matter how old you are when your parent passes away, you just feel like a little bird with a broken wing. You think that you won’t able to fly again, never high sky because you don’t feel safe enough without a parent.

    Rest in peace Marcheline in heaven, rest in peace. I am sure that her two children will cherish the memories of her in the rest of their lives and keep her alive.

    Angie has her own children to be hugged by. Nobody can replace a parent but now she is luckily a parent.

    I am lost in my thoughts.

    God bless them.