Angelina Jolie's brother proud of her

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May 16, 2013 23:08:24 IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's brother James Haven feels honoured to be her sibling because of the difference she tries to make in the world.

The 37-year-old actress revealed earlier this week she had undergone a double mastectomy after tests revealed she carried the BRCA1 gene and had an 87 percent chance of contracting breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of contracting ovarian cancer, which killed her mother, Marcheline Bertrand.

 Angelina Jolies brother proud of her

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And Haven thinks her decision to go public will be helpful to others, reported E! online. "There is no question Angelina makes a difference in our world by bringing awareness to so many causes. Her compassion
for humanity alone always makes me honoured to call her my sister," he said.

Meanwhile, Billy Bob Thornton has sent his best wishes to his ex-wife - who has children Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with fiance Brad Pitt and praised her as a tribute to mankind.

The actor, who married Jolie in May 2000 and separated from in June 2002, said, "We've communicated but not talked. I think she is not only a tribute to mankind, but she's done so much for people, she deserves absolutely the best in every way. She always has and always will in my book."

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Updated Date: May 16, 2013 23:08:28 IST