Marcheline Bertrand, actress and mother of Angelina Jolie, died on Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Jolie said in a statement to the Associated Press. The 56-year-old Bertrand, who battled cancer for over seven-and-a-half years, was surrounded by her children, Angelina and son James Haven, as well as Jolie's partner, Brad Pitt. Bertrand, who had small roles in movies including 1983's The Man Who Loved Women, raised Jolie and brother James Haven by herself after divorcing their father, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, when Jolie was a toddler. A private funeral is planned, and the family requests that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made to the Women's Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai. My condolences to Angelina and her family.