Angelina Jolie's Aunt Loses Breast Cancer Battle
Debbie Martin passes away shortly after Ange revealed double mastectomy...
Angelina Jolie's aunt Debbie Martin has died from breast cancer at a hospital in California.
Mrs Martin, the sister of movie star Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand, passed away on Sunday following a lengthy battle with the disease.
The sad news comes in the same month that Angelina revealed she had undergone a double mastectomy operation because she was at very high risk of developing the killer disease herself.
Widower Ron Martin told E! that Jolie's dad Jon Voight had been to visit Debbie in hospital in Escondido before she had passed.
And he added: "Angelina has been in touch throughout the week and her brother Jamie has been with us, giving his support day by day.
"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."
Angelina revealed that she underwent preventative surgery after tests revealed she was predicted to have an 87 per cent chance of getting breast cancer herself.