Angelina Jolie's mother dies

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Sad, sad news. Angelina Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, has died of cancer. She's been battling the disease for seven years. She died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, with Jolie, her brother James Haven and Brad Pitt around her. Bertrand was just  56. A private funeral is being planned and the actress has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Women's Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai.
One cannot help but think that her mother's terminal illness contributed to Jolie's noticeably somber mood at the recent Golden Globes. Maybe now the press will lighten up. I know I speak for all her fans by expressing deepest sympathies.

Photo Credits: A beautiful Marcheline Bertrand with look-alike daughter Angelina at LAX in 1998
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Cover Photo: Marcheline at the premiere of "Original Sin" in 2001.
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