Mob Wives star Big Ang aka Angela Raiola died early this morning (Feb. 18). She was 55.
Reported the New York Daily News:
Family and friends of the 55-year-old “Mob Wives” matriarch streamed into a local hospital to be by the Brooklyn-born bar owner’s side after she stopped receiving cancer treatments. A source said she was suffering from pneumonia.
Loved ones denied earlier reports of her death., but her Twitter account later confirmed that she died at 3:01 a.m.
“She was surrounded by nothing but love from her immediate family, and closest friends,” a statement from her friend Vinnie Medugno said on the account.
A source told the Daily News earlier that she had been given last rites and that her family was holding vigil by her side late Wednesday.
Rest in power Big Ang.