Angelina Jolie feared to die early because of family cancer history

Updated: Jun 23, 2013, 16:39 PM IST

London: A close friend of Angelina Jolie`s family has said that she is worried that despite undergoing double mastectomy, the star will die from the cancer genes that killed her mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.

Marie Miles told the Sun that she hopes that the 38-year-old actress should not delay when it comes to removing her ovaries.

She also believes that Jolie`s decision to go public about undergoing double mastectomy was brave and very brilliant and said that she wished the star`s mother Marcheline Bertrand had done something, knowing that even her mother had the same ailment.

She said that she was also worried that Jolie`s biological daughters - Shiloh, seven, and four-year-old Vivienne - will also inherit the BRCA1 gene.