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Mob Wives Star Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola Has Died

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Feb 18, 2016
Mob Wives Star Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola Has Died

Sad news this morning. Mob Wives star Angela “Big Ang” Raiola died early Thursday morning after a battle with throat, lung, and brain cancer. She was 55.


Doctor’s found a lemon-sized tumor in her throat in March 2015. Big Ang admitted she was a smoker for 40 years. Her sister Janine Detore revealed in early February that Raiola had been hospitalized for stage 4 lung and brain cancer.


A statement was released on her Twitter this morning. “It is with sad regret that we inform you that at 3:01 a.m. Angelia Raiola peacefully ended her battle with cancer, and was called home. She was surrounded by nothing but love from her immediate family, and the closest friends. YOU, (her fans) were some of the most special people in the world, and she loved you immensely. Thank you for your love, prayers, and unconditional support of Angela right to the very end.”


The statement continued, “She truly went out richer than any  monetary value could ever amount to. The family asks for privacy and peace during this most difficult time. In typical Big Ang fashion, we knew she would say ‘Love you my babies!’ This page will remain open as a celebration of who she was and will always be.”


Big Ang was the niece of Salvatore “Sally Dogs” Lombardi (a captain of the famous Genovese crime family). She made her television debut on Mob Wives back in 2012 and then appeared in her own spin-offs, Big Ang and Miami Monkey.


Here’s a look at some of Big Ang’s best moments.


Raiola is survived by her husband Neil Murphy, two children, and six grandchildren.