Angelina Jolie’s aunt Debbie dies of breast cancer

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie died of breast cancer on Sunday evening after fighting against the dreaded disease for a long time. Angelina who underwent double mastectomy has reduced the risk of breast cancer up to 87 percent and the high risk of ovarian cancer by 50 percent. The family is in deep mourn as after her aunt Debbie Martin, 61, passed away at Palomar Hospital in Escondido, California on Sunday morning

Uncle Ron Martin confirmed the demise of Debbie Martin and praised the 37-year-old star and her brother James Haven for their constant support.

He told E! News: "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.

"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.

"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."

Debbie is survived by her Oscar wining husband Ron and two sons Chris and Cory Martin.

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