After much confusion last night with conflicting stories, we were hopeful heading off to bed with positive news that Mob Wives star Big Angwas alive via a statement from her rep. We did receive word from an insider in the wee hours of the night that Ang was in a coma, but did not want to report it until it was confirmed elsewhere. Then, one hour ago, we are deeply saddened to report that her family took to social media to confirm Ang passed away.
Big Ang Dies After Battle With Cancer
“It is with sad regret that we inform you that at 3:01AM Angela Raiola peacefully ended her battle with cancer and was called home,” VinnieMedugno, who was seen on The Big Ang Showand helped with her social media posted on Ang’s Twitter.
“She was surrounded by nothing but love from her immediate family,” the statement continued, “and closest friends.”
“YOU, (Her fans) were some of the most special people in the world and she loved you immensely,” he added. “Thank you for your love, prayers, and unconditional support of Angela right to the very end. 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,” the statement wrapped with saying. “In typical Big ANg fashion, we know she would say ‘Love you my babies!'”
Medugno also said in his statement on her Twitter that “This page will remain open as a celebration of who she was and will aways be. It has been my esteemed privilege and honor to represent her in the highest regard via social media.”
We had the opportunity to meet Ang at the OK Magazine party last year. Even though she had just had surgery on her throat for her first battle with cancer, rendering it difficult for her to speak, she made sure to stop and take pictures with all her friends and family myself included.
The world has truly lost a beautiful soul and at such a young age of 55. May she rest in peace.
We will keep you updated with more information as we receive it.