Tragic photos showing Mob Wives star Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola on her deathbed being comforted by her family have been shared by her loved ones after she died early Thursday morning. Raiola, 55, died after battling stage four brain and lung cancer.
She was first diagnosed with throat cancer last year and learned in December that it had spread to her brain and lungs. She had admitted to smoking at least one pack of cigarettes a day for over 40 years prior to the cancer diagnosis. Big Ang appeared recently on Dr Oz in the episode that aired Monday, where she discussed how dire her situation was.
Her Mob Wives costar and friend Carla Facciolo told People that she ‘was rushed to the hospital Monday only days after being discharged’.She passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning at a Manhattan hospital, where she was surrounded by friends and family, including her estranged husband Neil Murphy, who is said to have been at her bedside when she died.
Another niece, Jeannie Detore, shared the image above showing Big Ang in the hospital bed surrounded by family and friends
Above her niece, Sonnie Detore, holds her hand