Angelina Jolie's Mother, Jon Voight's Ex-Wife Dies of Cancer


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angelina Jolie's mother - Jon Voight's ex-wife - has died.

Marcheline Bertrand died Saturday afternoon in a Los Angeles hospital after a seven-and-a-half year battle with cancer. One source says she was 56.

In a statement, Angelina Jolie says she, Brad Pitt and her older brother, James Haven, were at the hospital. She doesn't mention Jon Voight.

At one time, Bertrand was an actress, with small roles in the movies "Lookin' to Get Out" in 1982 and "The Man Who Loved Women" in 1983.

She had raised Jolie and her brother since they were little kids after she and Voight divorced.