Months after Angelina Jolie made the decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy, her aunt, Debbie Marin, has lost her battle with breast cancer. Debbie was the sister of Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand.
"Angelina has been in touch throughout the week and her brother Jamie has been with us, giving his support day by day," Ron Martin, Debbie's husband 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."
Ron told E! News that Debbie passed away yesterday at 1:50 a.m. at Palomar Hospital in Escondido, Calif.
"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."
Debbie is survived by her husband Ron and their two sons Chris and Cory Martin.