Big Ang as seen in early 2013 (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)
Sad news: ET Online reports that Angela “Big Ang” Raiola of Mob Wives and Big Ang fame has died following a long battle with cancer. Ang had just announced on Dr. Phil yesterday that she’d separated from her husband because he had failed to “step up to the plate” during her struggle with the disease.
A frantic tweet on her personal account claims she is still alive:
Please see below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… pic.twitter.com/xxd2p7Ftqb
— Angela Raiola (@biggangVH1) February 18, 2016
Video I shot of Ang here from 2013, plus some coverage of her 2012 book party for her memoir Bigger Is Better.
In 2014, I was working backstage at bethenny, Bethenny Frankel’s daytime talk show that lasted one season, and it was my duty to invent quirky Would You Ever? questions for celebs and to film them answering. Big Ang’s was pretty entertaining. Check it out after the jump …
RIP Big Ang!