Mob Wives' Angela Raiola Dead at 55

Angela Raiola, best known as “Big Ang” to viewers of VH1’s Mob Wives, died on Thursday morning after a battle with Stage 4 cancer.

The 55-year-old reality star was first diagnosed with throat cancer in April, according to TMZ, but it had since spread to her brain and lungs.

Raiola’s passing was confirmed via her official Twitter account:

The final season of Mob Wives is currently airing Wednesday nights at 8/7c on VH1.

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  1. Sammy says:

    I read on Entertainment Weekly that tales of her death was false.

  2. She was a smoker and appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap yesterday.

    • Correction, she was on last year not yesterday!

    • David4 says:

      30-40% of lung cancer patients never smoked. While it obviously doesn’t help that doesn’t mean it’s why she got it.

      Cancer just sucks.

      • PaisleyPark says:

        THANK YOU!!! My mom died of lung cancer and NEVER EVER smoked a cigarette in her life. Lung cancer gets such a bad rap, always blaming the victim. When in reality, you don’t have to smoke to get cancer! More awareness needs to be brought to this! Thanks, David. :)

        • mary says:

          I had a brother who died from it at 50. Yet, my grandfather who smoked the majority of his life lived to be 93. Cancer doesn’t care who you are, what you do. Like David said…it sucks! RIP Ang. You always made me laugh.

      • Billy Bob Johnson says:

        Prolonged Radon exposure causes lung cancer

    • Christine says:

      What’s your point? That she deserved to die because she was a smoker? She’s still someone’s mother, sister, friend, etc.

      Have some empathy and compassion.

  3. penny says:

    Fly baby fly spread those wings will truly miss you r.i.p 👄👄👄👄👄👼👼👼👼👼👼

  4. The Truth says:

    “Angela Raiola, best known as “Big Ang” to viewers of VH1’s Mob Wives, died on Thursday morning after a battle with Stage 4 cancer”

    Or did she? Probably got whacked by Tony Soprano or something, now she is sleeping with the fishes.

  5. Samara says:

    RIP Big Ang! Mob wives won’t be the same without you.

  6. BrightLight says:

    She was just on Dr. Oz Tuesday. Of course, I have no idea how far in advance that show is taped though.