Marcheline Bertrand, both actress and loving mother to the very talented Angelina Jolie, has passed away after a tradgic battle with cancer. Marcheline was aged 56.

Mrs Bertrand’s death was announced by Angelina on Sunday. She had been fighting Cancer for almost 8 years, before it took her on Saturday afternoon, at Cedars-Sinai medical centre in LA.

During the final moments she was surrounded by those loved and close – Jolie, her brother, her son actor/filmmaker James Haven, and her step-son Brad Pitt.

Bertrand raised her two children (Jolie and Haven) largely with her own hands, following her divorce from actor Jon Voight. She gave up her ambitions as an actor to raise the two, though she did previously appear in such films as ‘The Man Who Loved Women’ in 1983, alongside Burt Reynolds and ‘Lookin’ to Get Out’ the following year.

The ‘Tomb Raider’ star said in a recent interview that her inspiration to become an actress sprouted from her mother, rather than her Oscar-winning father, who she speaks little too.

Jolie reported that a private funeral for her mother was being planned and instead of people sending flowers to show their support, they should send donations to the hospital’s women’s cancer research fund.

Visit the Ceders-Sinsai Womens Cancer Research Institute website.

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Sources: E! news

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