Monday, May 27, 2013

Angelina Jolie's Aunt Dies Of Breast Cancer

The sister of Angelina Jolie's mom died yesterday of breast cancer. Debbie Martin was just 61 years old and  according to her husband Angelina had been in constant contact with the family, but was unable to be there when Debbie passed away. Angelina Jolie's mother died of ovarian cancer in 2007.

35 comments:

Its just U said...

How awful for the family. Cancer sucks.

auntliddy said...

My sympathies. F*ck cancer.

Rickatoo said...

Makes her decision that much more understandable.

Ruby Soho said...

Not a fan, but I'm so sorry about her Aunt. Losing someone, especially someone you're close to, from Cancer has to be one of the worst feelings in the world.
Condolences to the family.

PotPourri said...

crap, now I have to take about the "Attention Whore" statement because I knew her mother died of Ovarian Cancer, not Breast...but now...I guess she did what was truly right, regardless of attention.

Tempestuous Grape said...

I absolutely abhor her celebrity persona, but I feel for her. How scary no matter who you are.

Alicia said...

Sad for the loss of someone so young. One of my bffs is 66 and rides his Ducati everyday, plays the guitar in a band and kicks ass in life in general. 61 is young:(
I quit smoking when we decided to get pregnant - but I'll never go back. My dad was just diagnosed with COPD, both of his parents died of smoking related illness, my other grandma died if lung cancer at 37 and her dad died of emphazema (sp?) - anyhoo - I know smoking will kill me early if I take it back up again so I have no business doing so. I shall return to my bho vape pen after baby though!

lelale said...

She obviously likes attention. In this situation she pretty much took control so that the National Enquirer didn't dictate the story. People and Time didn't have any info or pictures that indicates they got access. So far there have been no interviews eventhough we know she had offers. Anyone who tries to say she is a famewhore in this needs to take deep breaths and have a heart.

__-__=__ said...

Very sad. Cancer sucks. Isn't that enough reason to eat healthy, exercise, not smoke, not do drugs, not drink to excess if at all, not try to eat yourself to death? Cancer is not how I want to die. I much prefer to drop dead of a heart attack when my body gives out. Team Stay Healthy!

LoMo said...

I like her.I've always liked her somehow..

And I think she must have had the crappiest months in winter. "My mom's dead of cancer, her sister is battling cancer at deadly stages.. I'm gonna be next.. I'm gonna be next... I don't want my 6 kids to have to bury me in 20 years.. I wanna see my grandchildren.."

MISCH said...

Not a fan sorry for her aunt, wonder when the last time was she actually saw her aunt ? Since she wasn't there for her mom I guess she was a phone call away for her aunt also.

punkindj said...

Why do people believe the tabloids. Angie and her brother were both with their mother when she died. And according to some reports Brad/Angie and family are out of the country. Her aunt had a seizure and while she was battling cancer her death was not an expected thing at this time. she went into a coma and then the family removed life support.

seriously some of you are pathetic. reaching for anything to attack this woman on. you have no idea about when she is or is not with her relatives. She doesn't make that public. She and her family seem close and sorry that upsets people that don't like her. Just because she was not there doesn't equal uncaring. As I said they are not in the country.

Kels said...

How could you feelgood about calling someone who just got a double mascetomy an attention whore? Even before her aunt died....her mom died. Attention whore? Thats really fucked up. Its cancer man- is nothing sacred?

Diana G said...

Very sad...hope this gets more awareness out there for women to get yearly mammograms.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

I don't think she was crying for attention at all. She was already one of the most talked and written about women in the world. I think she wanted to bring attention to the ISSUE, not herself.

Moosefan said...

I went back in middle of March and had my regular mammogram. Just like I do every year. This year though, they found cancer. In a few weeks time, I was diagnosed, met with an oncologist and surgeon, had surgery and now will be starting 35 radiation treatments this Friday. That's five days a week for seven weeks.
To anyone who wants to say what she did was a stunt, let me tell you this, if I knew, even six months prior that I was going to have breast cancer I would have done the same thing. She brought an issue to the table that still for some messed up reason makes people uncomfortable.

lutefleck said...

So glad she took control of her future and raised awareness at the same time. She knew what risks were there involving her health and did what she could to prevent cancer from possibly occurring.

JoElla said...

@ _-_

If only it was that easy.. But I get what you are saying.

And for those who are trashing on Angie today (and trust me, I am not her biggest fan)

Bless your hearts *in my very much earned southern voice*

Sugar said...

Good vibes your way, moosefan.

888 said...

Alicia, you're a woman? If that pic is actually you I thought you were a tranny! My bad.

PookieTwo said...

The deceased woman's husband told the press AJ and her brother were close to their aunt in contact just a few days ago, also that Jon Voight visited last weekend and spent all day Sunday with the family. If AJ was out of the country there's nothing more she could do; sometimes the best thing is to allow the immediate family some space.

Same article mentioned that breast/ovarian cancers also took AJ's maternal grandmother AND great-grandmother at similarly early ages. Anyone looking for evidence of a familial genetic cancer link, look no further.

Alicia said...

Moosefan - what sugar said - many good vibes your way

PugsterMom said...

My prayers are with you. God bless.

tuti said...

@Moosefan - Wishing you the very best outcome. Stay strong. And thank you for sharing your story.

feraltart said...

Moosefan, best wishes. Thank you for being brave & sharing.

Yesterday I went to my new doctor. I didn't like how my long-term doctor treated me last time I was there. I went for a yearly physical & discovered for the first time in my life that I have high blood pressure. My last doctor didn't check me last time I was in. Probably because it was 110/70 the time before. I suspect my new doctor thinks I am going into early menopause. What is scary is I have fainted from low blood pressure before, and the symptoms of both are the same - light headedness & headaches. I urge anyone who is not happy with their health care provider to change. Your life is worth it. My BP yesterday was 140/93.

lutefleck said...

Moosefan, best of luck. I have 2 words to share---Miso soup. A nurse friend that I know was told to drink Miso soup every day during radiation. Victims of Hiroshima were given Miso soup to help heal. Take my word for it--it makes the world of difference with the healing. You can buy instant Miso soup at Whole Foods. You won't be sorry.

Lisa said...

@Moosefan my thoughts are with you during this. Please let us all know how you are doing please.

auntliddy said...

Love, light and healing to you moose. :)

Lola said...

@Moose...healing thoughts. Stay strong.

PixieVintage said...

Moosefan. Best wishes with your treatment.
Stay strong.
Here's to you beating this disease.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

@Moosefan--hang in there, OK? You can beat this, damn it!

braverwoman said...

Moosefan - Hugs and prayers coming your way. Please keep us posted when you can. Like Robin said - you can beat this. We're hanging with you honey. Braverwoman

CK76 said...

Miso soup in Japan? Wouldn't that be a staple there anyway? I'd hesitate to recommend a soy product to a woman when you don't know the status of her estrogen and progesterone receptors....
I've had a double mastectomy and got to hear much well meaning advice that may have been harmful, everyone wants to think that they have the magic answer.
Moose, looking forward to the days when treatment is behind you.
And my unsolicited advice? :)
Check out Burt's Bees After Sun Soother and see if it is an option for your skin after radiation.

Nothanksdarlin said...

Moose fan, my mommy's had a complete mysectomy, stay strong I see lots of joy and long years of smiles for you.

lutefleck said...




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