Big Ang Dead: “Mob Wives” Star Angela Raiola Dies Of Cancer At 55
Big Ang is dead. The “Mob Wives” star died from cancer early Thursday morning at age 55.
Big Ang’s friend Vinnie Medugno posted on Twitter, “It is with sad regret that we inform you that at 3:01 a.m. Angela Raiola peacefully ended her battle with cancer, and was called home. She was surrounded by nothing but love from her immediate family, and 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. She truly went out richer than any monetary value could ever amount to,” the statement continued before noting, “The family asks for privacy, and peace during this most difficult time.”
There were reports that Big Ang had passed away on Wednesday, but they were premature. A message posted on her verified Twitter page insisted that “the news that has been reported is TOTALLY INACCURATE.” It went on to claim there is only “FALSE INFORMATION” circulating, and that Ang “is still in the hospital surrounded by her loved ones, and is fighting.” Ultimately, though, Big Ang succumbed to cancer.
As Gossip Cop reported, a massive tumor was found on the reality star’s throat in April 2015. Days later, she underwent successful surgery to have it removed, and later had additional procedures. By the fall, she thought she was in the clear, but sadly, Ang’s cancer returned last December, and she was diagnosed with stage four lung and brain cancer.
In February, Ang’s family set up a GoFundMe to raise money after she stopped responding to conventional treatments. They wanted to use the funds to pay additional doctors’ bills and try to obtain cannabis oil for experimental treatment. The TV personality opened up about her condition just days ago, appearing on “Dr. Oz.” During the interview, she revealed she had left husband Neil Murphy over his failure to “step up to the plate” during her health battle.
She had said during the “Dr. Oz” appearance that she was given just a 30 percent chance of beating the diseases. Tragically, the end came all too soon. Ang, whose real name was Angela Raiola, is survived by two children, six grandchildren, and her sister. Gossip Cop offers prayers to all of Ang’s friends, family, and fans.