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Angelina Jolie Will Miss Aunt's Funeral for 'World War Z' London Premiere

May 30, 2013 06:21:58 GMT

Angelina will not be able to attend her aunt's funeral because she will make her first public appearance in London after announcing that she underwent double mastectomy.


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Angelina Jolie is going to miss the funeral of her aunt Debbie Martin who passed away several days ago after losing a battle against breast cancer. The Oscar-winning actress' uncle Ron tells E! News, "We are making the final arrangements for the funeral as we speak. But we expect it to be this Sunday at noon at El Camino Memorial in Sorrento Valley near our home."

Ron adds that Angelina will be away on that date, but she provided great support when Debbie was under treatment. "Angelina will be in London on Sunday so she won't be able to attend but she has been in touch with us and with various other members of the family, which has obviously been lovely and has meant a lot to us," Ron says.

Angelina, who will walk on the red carpet with her fiance Brad Pitt to support him and his latest flick "World War Z", previously revealed in a New York Times op-ed article that the cost to undergo BRCA gene test to detect cancer in a family was high. Therefore, Ron and family hope to help others by creating a foundation.

"We are currently in the process of setting up a foundation in Debbie's memory and we are hoping to raise money for women who can't afford to get BRCA testing. We are hoping to work with a charity called the Clearity Foundation so that every woman in America will have access to BRCA testing that could save her life - no matter how much money she has," he tells the site.

Debbie, the younger sister of Angelina's mother who passed away in 2007 because of ovarian cancer, died on Sunday, May 26, at Palomar Hospital in Escondido, California. She is survived by her husband Ron and two sons, Chris and Cory Martin.

© AceShowbiz.com




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