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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.
According to ET, her family set up a GoFundMe page to help with Raiola’s doctor fees, which raised over $45,000 in two weeks.
Raiola is survived by her sister, Janine Detore, her two children, Raquel and Anthony Donfrio, and six grandchildren.
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1. Sophia Vergara
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2. Angelina Jolie
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3. Leah Still
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4. Big Ang
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5. Hugh Jackman
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6. Robin Roberts
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7. Brandi Maxiell
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8. Stuart Scott
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9. Giuliana Rancic
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10. Taylor Swift’s mom, Andrea Swift.
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11. Diem Brown
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Rest In Peace: “Mob Wives” Star Big Ang Has Died was originally published on hellobeautiful.com