Very very sad news coming out of the reality TV world this morning. After a lengthy battle with stage 4 cancer Mob Wives star Angela “Big Ang,” Raiola has passed away.
The news was confirmed on Ang’s Instagram account, where her rep released a statement saying, “It is with sad regret that we inform you that at 3:01 AM 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 her 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 family asks for privacy, and peace during this most difficult time. In typical Big Ang fashion, we know she would say “Love you, my babies!” This page will remain open as a celebration of who she was and will always be. It has been my esteemed privilege, and honor to represent her in the highest regard via social media.”
The news follows a dramatic night of false media reports claiming Big Ang had died Wednesday evening. Big Ang’s co-stars and rep rallied at her side and denied claims of her passing only asking for prayers and support for Ang.
Drita D’Avanzo reposted a statement from Big Ang’s rep on Instagram and told fans on Twitter “I’m sry I was not involved with tonight’s episode… #Pray4BigAng is what’s important right now…nothing else.”
While Renne Graziano posted the same photo as Drita on Instagram saying, “Please respect Ang and her family’s privacy during this time..#staypraying #miraclescanhappen #thankyouforalltheloveandprayers.”
The AllAboutTRH Team is truly devastated to learn about Big Ang’s passing. She was a vibrant, happy, sassy, funny woman who will be truly missed by her family, friends, and fans. Sending lots of prayers and love to Big Ang’s family and Mob Wives co-stars! Rest in Peace Big Ang!