After an intensive battle with stage 4 throat cancer, Angela Raiola, known to many as “Big Ang” has died.
The 55-year-old Staten Island, native was the star of the VH1 reality series Mob Wives. Her vivacious personality helped her to score several other spin-off shows on the network.
In March 2015, she revealed that doctors had discovered a lemon-size tumor on her throat which she had surgically removed. A mere three months later, in June 2015, she had to have the surgery again.
Raiola is survived by her sister, Janine Detore, her two children, Raquel and Anthony Donfrio, and six grandchildren.