By Adam Carlson
Updated May 14, 2013 at 05:21 PM EDT
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Today, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy earlier this year — a revelation which many hailed as brave. That list now includes her fiance Brad Pitt. “Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus,” Pitt told the London Evening Standard.

Jolie’s piece — which described both her decision and the three-month long surgical process that followed — prompted reactions from many celebrities, including cancer survivor Sheryl Crow (“I commend Angelina Jolie for her courage and thoughtfulness”) and others.

“All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children,” Pitt said. “This is a happy day for our family.”

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