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Angelina Jolie's Aunt Debbie Loses Battle with Breast Cancer

Angelina Jolie's Aunt Debbie Loses Battle with Breast Cancer

Angelina Jolie‘s Aunt Debbie has passed away after a battle with breast cancer, her Uncle Ron Martin tells E! News.

The news comes just weeks after the 37-year-old actress shared her brave decision to have a preventative double mastectomy to lower her risk for the disease. Debbie is the sister of Angie‘s late mother Marcheline Bertrand, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007.

Angelina has been in touch throughout the week and her brother Jamie has been with us, giving his support day by day,” Ron said. “They both loved Debbie very much and although Angie is not able to come right now she has sent her love and support which was very nice.”

“We have seen Angelina a number of times since Debbie was diagnosed with breast cancer and Debbie and I were both very proud of her recent decision to have the double mastectomy and to do everything she can to keep her family from having to go through what we’ve been through,” he continued. “Angelina‘s father Jon Voight has also been tremendously supportive—he came down to see Debbie last Sunday and spent the whole day, talking with her and sharing his love and I know Debbie really enjoyed seeing him and talking with him.”

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  1. 126
    Passing Through Says:

    From the previous thread -
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    # 737 Go Figure! @ 05/26/2013 at 6:50 pm
    .
    Uh…actually…she did say “just kidding”. She said it was a joke. There were other people present. Nice b-day present from you wife, right?

  2. 127
    Sasha Says:

    Lord bless this family. Extend your gentle hand, watch and comfort them.
    Happy Birthday Shiloh.

  3. 128
    who Says:

    May Debbie rest in peace. This is so sad.

    My deepest condolences to her husband and children, to Angelina and the JP family, to Jamie and Jon.

  4. 129
    noplace Says:

    Oh yea, it is nice to be reminded that all of us fans are actually rainbow family from around the world!
    I would like to add that we come in all shapes and sizes. We are also LGBT and straight and some of us have families and some do not and some of us have children and some do not. WE ARE ALL FANS !
    Here you go that was easy.

  5. 130
    Definition of Justin "giggolo" Says:

    1. A man who has a continuing sexual relationship with and receives financial support from a woman.

  6. 131
    Passing Through Says:

    Before I head off to bed – just a thought about how ironic life is sometimes. Angie’s aunt died on May 26. Now it’s May 27 – and it’s Shiloh’s 7th b-day. Remember when Terd said Shitzu said Angie’d be gone before Shiloh learned to walk? That Brad would never successfully “domesticate”the Jolie? Eight years later Brad and Angie have happily “domesticated” each other. Where’s Terd now? Exactly. WHerever Terd is I hope he’s stopped telling people that Angie’s on smack and that’s why she’s so skinny. He’s been proven wrong so many times now that it’s gone from comical to embarrassing.
    .
    Anywaya…Happy b-day to the birthday girl. Here’s one of my fave pix of Shiloh. It never fails to crack me up…
    .
    http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/2560570/angelina-jolie-lax-landing-with-shiloh-zahara-02/fullsize/

  7. 132
    Wendi Says:

    Prayers to the family.

  8. 133
    The ring Says:

    not

  9. 134
    The ring Says:

    who is the lady? is actress, known in the United States?

    hypocrisy level 10

  10. 135
    The ring Says:

    in the world 45678900000 persons die every day, but you do not cry for them because you do not know them. I am sorry not to be a hypocrite my dear loons

    I cannot wait to see to pitty in london;)

  11. 136
    Cassi Says:

    It is such a sad news. RIP Debbie Martin.

  12. 137
    GoopyGOOP! Says:

    Debbie Martin was NOT quoted on-the-record in Andrew Morton’s work of fiction and she was NOT estranged from Marcheline when she passed. Nor was MB estranged from her brother Roland “Raleigh” Bertrand — who died of cancer in 2009.

    Anyone who was po’ed at AJ about funerals etc. DID NOT know Marcheline or her final wishes. Her life partner for the last 11 years of her life was the poet and NA-AIM activist John Trudell. She and Day had broken up 18 years before she died!

    I’m sure Bill Day feels a connection to the family from the years he was with Angie’s mom but AJ and Jamie owe him NOTHING

  13. 138
    chiniffer anose stone Says:

    @The ring:
    wow why so angry hahahhaha!!! affected much!

  14. 139
    Flag Says:

    Flag and report tampons post 144 it was removed earlier and it is reposting.

  15. 140
    valis202 Says:

    @Flag:

    They have been duly flagged.

  16. 141
    Jen The HAG Says:

    Ⱦamsin @ 05/27/2013 at 3:50 am

    Hello MR. ****… writing you’re never ending fanfiction again and lies.. where did you get your information from IAN the PIG or FEMALEFIRST or out of your hairy smelly a.s.s bwahahhahahh!!!

  17. 142
    valis202 Says:

    As PT said it’s ironic that the JPs have to go through the heartbreaking news of Angie’s aunt’s death while at the same time celebrating Shiloh’s birthday.

    For all of the grief that they must be experiencing, I hope that she manages to have a really lovely 7th birthday today.

  18. 143
    Jen The HAG Says:

    Ⱦamsin @ 05/27/2013 at 4:10 am

    ahh you’re still alive?? when are you gonna kick the bucket bwahahhahh!!

  19. 144
    lol Says:

    @Wonderbust:
    beautiful
    Anonymous said…
    I attended grammer school with Marcia Bertrand. She lived on Wabash Avenue in Riverdale, IL, I lived a few blocks east and another couple blocks south in Dolton, IL – a five minute walk. These two subdivisions, Dolton and Riverdale were immediately south of the Chicago boundry. In short, Marcia lived in a house a couple of minutes from Chicago . We attended St. Marys Catholic Grammer School in Chicago and, as I recall, she attended all 8 years – First Grade thru 8th Grade and we graduated together. I knew her but not terribly well. In any given school year at St Marys, there were two classrooms – a 6th Grade A & B, a Seventh Grade A & B and so on, and, as ill-luck would have it, Marcia was usually in the A class and I in the B. In many ways, we were opposites in St Marys – she the smart one, I…not so smart; she the pretty one…I not so pretty; she the popular one…I – you guessed it.
    The bowling alley her parents owned was on 138th Street in Riverdale, again, a five minute walk from St Marys. It was a small bowling alley – nothing to write home about and brag on and after school I believe she would go to the bowling alley. I would sometimes walk by her house on Wabash, hoping to see her outside, but never did. In 7th and 8th grade, I became a crossing guard for St Marys and the usual high point of my morning was seeing Marcia and helping her cross the street.
    Our lives barely crossed in any intimate or memorable way. We both served as a backdrop to each other’s lives in those early years. But Marcia was unforgettable, truly beautiful in her very young teenage years, very sweet, graceful and quiet, and on occasion, would slip you a shy smile that I sometimes still think about. Much has been said here about how special Marcia was and I believe every word – it was evident back in her St. Mary’s days. Even in her tender years, there was a magic to her. Like the rest of the population, I read of her battle with cancer and her early passing and though my memories of her are few, they come to mind when I see a photo of Angeline.
    Its been nearly 50 years since I last saw Marcia and don’t find it odd in the least that I still, on occasion think of her. I’m betting she had that effect on many people throughout her life. I hope she takes comfort in the knowledge that she is so well remembered.
    Ron
    Rockford, IL

    MAY 20, 2013 AT 12:28 PM

  20. 145
    valis202 Says:

    It would appear that the Bertrand family has always contained pretty exceptional woman.

    With the examples of their mother, grandmother, and great aunt, you can only begin to imagine how accomplished Zahara, Shiloh and Vivienne are going to be in the future.

  21. 146
    Jen The HAG Says:

    Ⱦamsin @ 05/27/2013 at 4:07 am

    Stupid troll we ARE A FAN whatever we feel about Angelina Jolie and her relatives is none of your DA.MN BUSINESS. Go on with your hatred .. at the end of the day Angelina Jolie is still at the top of her career, love and respected worldwide while YOU ARE NOTHING……just an insane internet warrior of the dumped albatross BWAHAHHAHAH!!! And we knows what’s making you mad.. your idol being rediculed and hated by everybody and so desperate to be noticed that she had to play stripper at the age of 44.. who would want to watch granny stripper in real life .. NO ONE bwahahhahah!!

  22. 147
    Old Jen Says:

    Maniston is not going to marry justin until Brad and Angie gets married… the desperate Barren Old Cow is holding out

  23. 148
    chitta Says:

    May her soul rest in eternal peace.

  24. 149
    Gia Says:

    My condoleances go to the family. It is now very clear that Angelina made the right choice for herself and for her family, she has all my respect. Another cancer victim, this is terrible…
    Oh, and for the FF old hags: you really a bunch of inhuman creatures, that’s all I have to say.

  25. 150
    valis202 Says:

    @NOT HAPPY:

    Why? What has Angelina Jolie ever done to you or anybody that you care about that you would wish that on her.

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