The VH1 family lost one of it’s brightest and most beloved stars this morning. Angela “Big Ang” Raiola, star of Mob Wives, passed away surrounded by friends and family at 3:01 this morning, according to a statement released by her family on her Twitter page:
“It is with sad regret that we inform you that at 3:01AM, Angela Raiola peacefully ended her battle with cancer, and was called home. She was surrounded by nothing but love from her immediate family, and closest friends. YOU, (her fans), were some of the most special people in her world, and she loved you immensely. Thank you for your love, prayers, and unconditional support of Angela right to the very end. She truly went out richer than any monetary value could ever amount to. The family asks for privacy and peace during this most difficult time.”
We will continue to update you with information as we receive it, but in the meantime, we’re taking comfort in one of our favorite Ang quotes that speaks to the way she lived her life and is making us smile on this devastating day: “I’m not here for a long time, I’m here for a good time!” We lost her here on earth but heaven just got a little more fun.