|Angela Raiola, aka "Big Ang" of Mob Wives|
A very fun loving, bigger than life personality in the reality TV world, Angela Raiola, has died at the age of 55.
"Big Ang", lost her battle with lung and brain cancer early Thursday morning. False reports of her death circulated the internet Wednesday.
Raiola, better known in the reality TV world as
Big Ang's death was confirmed by Vinnie Medugno on Twitter:
Jennifer Graziano, creator of Mob Wives, also confirmed Big Ang's death: "I am saddened to say that at 3:01 a.m., Ang lost her battle with cancer. She passed peacefully surrounded by friends and family."This is @vinniemedugno on behalf of the family of Angela Raiola, please see below: pic.twitter.com/wiuPApr9Lw— Angela Raiola (@biggangVH1) February 18, 2016
Big Ang made her debut on Mob Wives Season 2 and promptly became the star of the show. Her ginormous lips, hair and over-the-top character instantly made her a cult personality in the reality TV world.
Big Ang was the niece of mobster Salvatore "Sally Dogs" Lombardi. She is survived by her son, Anthony "A.J." D'Onofrio.
Rest in peace, Big Ang.