Monday, 27 May 2013

Debbie Martin, Angelina Jolie's aunt dies of breast cancer

Angelina Jolie's aunt has died of breast cancer less than two weeks after the actor herself revealed she had a double mastectomy to avoid the disease.

Jolie's aunt Debbie Martin died at age 61 on Sunday in a San Diego area hospital, her husband Ron Martin has told the press. Debbie Martin found out too late about inherited defective gene that prompted actor to have preventive double mastectomy
Debbie Martin was the younger sister of Jolie's mother Marcheline Bertrand, whose own death from cancer in 2007 inspired the surgery that Jolie had.

According to her husband, Debbie Martin had the same defective BRCA1 gene that Jolie does but did not know it until after her 2004 cancer diagnosis.

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