'Mob Wives' star 'Big Ang' dies after battle with cancer

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"Mob Wives" Star Big Ang Dies at 55

Mob Wives star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola has died, a post on her verified Twitter account announced on Thursday morning.

Vinnie Medugno, on behalf of her family, posted that Raiola "peacefully ended her battle with cancer and was called home" at 3:01 a.m.

Raiola had been battling stage four brain and lung cancer after being diagnosed with throat cancer last year and undergoing several surgeries.

Medugno, who noted that Raiola's Twitter account would remain open "as a celebration of who she was and will always be," said the reality TV star was surrounded by her friends and family members and thanked her fans for supporting her until the end.

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STATEN ISLAND, NY - JANUARY 13: Big Ang attends Mob Wives 'The Last Stand' Season 6 Viewing Party at Funky Monkey Lounge on January 13, 2016 in Staten Island, New York. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends OK! Magazine's So Sexy event at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on May 21, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Photo by: Demis Maryannakis/STAR MAX/IPx 12/11/15 "Big Ang" Raiola at Farrah Abraham's Christmas Event and "Bedchambers". (NYC)
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'George Hamilton & Alana Stewart/Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola' - Actor George Hamilton ('The Godfather Part III') and his ex-wife, actress and former model Alana Stewart swap lives with Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola ('Mob Wives') on 'Celebrity Wife Swap,' WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 (10:00- 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Giovanni Rufino/ABC via Getty Images)
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'George Hamilton & Alana Stewart/Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola' - Actor George Hamilton ('The Godfather Part III') and his ex-wife, actress and former model Alana Stewart swap lives with Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola ('Mob Wives') on 'Celebrity Wife Swap,' WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 (10:00- 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Giovanni Rufino/ABC via Getty Images)
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'George Hamilton & Alana Stewart/Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola' - Actor George Hamilton ('The Godfather Part III') and his ex-wife, actress and former model Alana Stewart swap lives with Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola ('Mob Wives') on 'Celebrity Wife Swap,' WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 (10:00- 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Giovanni Rufino/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends OK! Magazine's So Sexy NYC event at HAUS Nightclub on May 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: (L-R) Reality TV Star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends AOL's CONNECTED Celebrates The Death Of FAKE Reality TV at Times Square on March 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for AOL)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: 'Mob Wives' star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends the 'Italiano Diet' launch event at Times Square on March 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends The 'Mob Wives' Visit Barnes & Noble Tribeca at Barnes & Noble Tribeca on March 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola (C) attends the New York premiere of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents 'CIRCUS XTREME'' at Barclays Center on February 20, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Feld Enteratinment)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Mob Wives star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends MDA's 18th Annual Muscle Team Gala at Pier 60 on January 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola of 'Mob Wives' visits at SiriusXM Studios on December 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola of 'Mob Wives' attends 'Mob Wives' Season Five Viewing Party at Drunken Monkey on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Jenni 'JWoww' Farley and Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attend the 'Jersey Shore Massacre' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on August 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic)
Angela "Big Ang" Raiola attends Caesars Entertainment "Escape to Total Rewards" kick-off at Gotham Hall on Thursday, March 1, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
STATEN ISLAND, NY - JANUARY 13: Big Ang attends Mob Wives 'The Last Stand' season 6 viewing party at Funky Monkey Lounge on January 13, 2016 in Staten Island, New York. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 01: Reality star Big Ang seen filming her show in Tribeca on September 01, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'George Hamilton & Alana Stewart/Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola' - Actor George Hamilton ('The Godfather Part III') and his ex-wife, actress and former model Alana Stewart swap lives with Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola ('Mob Wives') on 'Celebrity Wife Swap,' WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 (10:00- 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Giovanni Rufino/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola (R) attends the New York premiere of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents 'CIRCUS XTREME'' at Barclays Center on February 20, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Feld Enteratinment)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Retired NBA player Cal Ramsey (L) and 'Mob Wives' TV star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attend the 18th Annual MDA Muscle Team Gala at Pier 60 on January 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends OK! Magazine's 'So Sexy' NY party at Marquee on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends the Brooklyn Monkey opening at Brooklyn Monkey on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - FEBRUARY 07: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola hosts The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Friday February 7, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Ron Jeremy and Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attend the 'Mob Wives' Season 4 Premiere Party at Greenhouse on December 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends the OK! TV Launch Celebration at Lavo on September 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends the MIAMI MONKEY Premiere Party Presented By JustJenn Productions And The Weinstein Company at 49 Grove on September 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends dinner and a movie at KTCHN Restaurant on July 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends OK! Magazine's So Sexy Party on May 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for OK! Magazine)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Big Ang VH1's 'Big Ang' Portrait Session on October 20, 2012 in the borough of Staten Island New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Big Ang VH1's 'Big Ang' Portrait Session on October 20, 2012 in the borough of Staten Island New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Angela ' Big Ang' Raiola attends Big Ang's 'Bigger Is Better' Book Release Party at The Cutting Room on September 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola visits the 'Steve Sturniolo Show' on Raw Dog Comedy in the SiriusXM studio on July 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends the 2012 Point Honors New York Gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on April 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight, (12:00 - 1:06 a.m., ET), following 'Nightline,' featuring a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 included actress Michelle Williams ('My Week with Marilyn'), Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola ('Mob Wives') and musical guest 50 Cent from the Bud Light Hotel in Indianapolis. (Photo by Karen Neal/ABC via Getty Images) ANGELA 'BIG ANG' RAIOLA
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 20: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola of reality TV series 'Mob Wives' visits 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on January 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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"She truly went out richer than any monetary value could ever amount to," Medugno added. "In typical Big Ang fashion, we know she would say, 'Love you my babies!'"

Premature reports of Raiola's death circulated on Wednesday, with several outlets reporting that she had passed away. But her representative told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday night that she was still alive and took to Twitter to confirm that.

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January 1 -- Former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark., seen here in 2006, passed away at the age of 90. Bumpers' signature moment on the national stage came in 1999, just weeks after leaving the Senate, when he defended Pres. Bill Clinton — who had worked for a challenger's 1974 campaign — before the U.S. Senate during his impeachment trial.

(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

January 4 -- Robert Stigwood, manager of the Bee Gees and Cream.

(Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

January 4 -- Country singer Craig Strickland was found dead at age 29 from hypothermia.

(Photo via Instagram)

January 6 -- Pat Harrington, Jr., actor in 'One Day at a Time,' died at 86 from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

(Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

January 11 -- Singer David Bowie died after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69.

(AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, FIle)

January 14 -- Actor Alan Rickman, popular for playing Professor Snape in the 'Harry Potter' films, died at 69 after battling cancer.

(Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)

January 18 -- Glenn Frey, founding member of The Eagles, died at age 67 due to complications from multiple ailments.

(Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)

January 29 -- Paul Kantner, guitarist, vocalist and founding member of the band Jefferson Airplane, passed away at age 74 of multiple organ failure following a heart attack.

(AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin, File)

February 2 -- Jibri Bryan, #34, of the Mercer Bears was killed in a shooting at age 23.

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

February 4 -- Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died from the effects of Parkinson's disease at age 74.

(Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)

February 4 -- Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon, passed away at 85 under hospice care.

(Photo via NASA)

February 13 -- United States Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia.

(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

February 19 -- Author of the beloved novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee.

(AP Photo, File)

March 9 -- Beatles producer Sir George Martin passed away at age 90, as announced by Ringo Starr on Twitter.

(Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

March 16 -- Singer Frank Sinatra Jr.

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March 24 -- Comedian Garry Shandling at age 66. 

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

March 29 -- Oscar winning actress Patty Duke, at the age of 69.

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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 1973 file photo, political activist Tom Hayden, husband of Jane Fonda, tells newsmen in Los Angeles that he believes public support was partially responsible for the decision not to send him and others of the Chicago 7 to jail for contempt. Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer, has died at age 76. His wife, Barbara Williams, says Hayden died on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Santa Monica of a long illness. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)
Actor Tommy Ford passed on October 12, he was 52 years old. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Agnes Nixon the creator of 'All my children' left us on September 28th at the age of 93.

(Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

 In this July 22, 2007 photo, Alexis Arquette arrives at the "Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav" in Burbank, Calif. Arquette died from a heart attack and battled HIV for 29 years, according to her death certificate. The transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette died Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles. She was 47. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
In this April 9, 2008 photo, actor Gene Wilder listens as he is introduced to receive the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture and Tourism at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Wilder, who starred in such film classics as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein" has died. He was 83. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Darrell Ward the star of 'Ice Road Truckers' life was taken in a plane crash, he was 52 years old. 
Popular voice actor Jack Riley passed on August 19th. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
In this April 28, 2012, photo, John McLaughlin arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on in Washington. McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. He was 89. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
In this April 10, 2016 file photo, Garry Marshall arrives at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Writer-director Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Daysâ "Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died at age 81. Publicist Michelle Bega says Marshall died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in at a hospital in Burbank, Calif., of complications from pneumonia after having a stroke. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
This image provided by Sports Illustrated on Saturday, June 4, 2016 shows the newest Sports Illustrated Cover Tribute to Muhammad Ali. The portrait was shot by Neil Leifer while Ali trained at 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach on Oct. 9, 1970. This will be the June 13 issue cover on stands June 8. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3. He was 74. (Sports Illustrated via AP)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Actor Anton Yelchin poses for portraits during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, has died at the age of 27. He was killed in a fatal traffic collision early Sunday morning, June 19, 2016, his publicist confirmed. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
FILE - In this June 29, 2014, file photo, "The Voice" Season 6 contestant Christina Grimmie performs as part of "The Voice Tour" at Cobb Energy Centre, in Atlanta. Family and friends are gathering in New Jersey on Friday, June 17, 2016, for a viewing and memorial service to remember Grimmie, who was fatally shot a week earlier, as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this July 31, 1997 file photo, actor Alan Young of the "Mister Ed" television series, poses with Mister Ed-For-A-Day, "Champagne," a 13-year-old Palomino mare, in San Francisco. Young, who played straight man to the talking horse in the 1960s sitcom, has died. Jaime Larkin, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home in Los Angeles, says that Young died Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was 96. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The disclosure that some pills found at Prince's Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests they came to the superstar illegally. Prince died April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2003, file photo, Joanie Laurer, former pro wrestler known as Chyna, flexes her bicep as she arrives at the 31st annual American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. Chyna's manager, Anthony Anzaldo, says he believes the former wrestling star died of an accidental overdose of a prescription sleeping pill and a tranquilizer. Anzaldo found the body of the 46-year-old in bed at her Redondo Beach home on April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Doris Roberts arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Family spokeswoman said Monday, April 18, 2016, that Roberts died overnight Sunday in her sleep in Los Angeles. She was 90. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2016 file photo, Ken Howard, president of SAG-AFTRA, speaks at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Howard, who starred in 1970s series âThe White Shadowâ and has led the Screen Actors Guild for years, died, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at age 71. No cause of death was given. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 28, 1988 file photo, Larry Drake holds the Emmy he won for best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as a mentally challenged character in "L.A. Law," at the 40th annual Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Drake, who earned back-to-back Emmys for his portrayal of Benny Stulwicz, was found dead in his Los Angeles-area home on Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was 66. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
FILE - In this April 3, 2011 file photo, Joey Martin Feek, left, and Rory Lee Feek of "Joey + Rory" arrive at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nev. Joey Feek is recovering after undergoing surgery to treat a reoccurrence of cervical cancer. The singer underwent surgery on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Chicago and said she was doing âgreat.â(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2011, file photo, Angela Raiola, better known as Big Ang, arrives at "Vh1 Divas Celebrates Soul" in New York. Raiola from the reality TV series "Mob Wives" has died following a nearly yearlong battle with cancer, series producer Jennifer Graziano said Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
FILE - In this March 22, 1985 file photo, actor Taimak, left, and Vanity arrive at the Century Plitt Theater for the premiere of their film "The Last Dragon," in Los Angeles. Vanity, a Prince protege who renounced her sexy stage persona to become a Christian minister, has died at age 57. The singer and actress, born Denise Matthews, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at a hospital in Fremont, Calif, said Gisela Hernandez, a spokeswoman for Washington Hospital Health Care System. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)
FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, Glenn Frey, of the the Eagles, performs at Belfast's Odyssey Arena in Northern Ireland. Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history's most successful songwriting teams with such hits as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane," has died at age 67. He died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil Passes Away at 73.

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FILE - In a Monday, March 2, 2015 file photo, singer Natalie Cole performs at "An Evening of SeriousFun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman," at Avery Fisher Hall, in New York. Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat "King" Cole who carried on his musical legacy, died Thursday night, Dec. 31, 2015, according to publicist Maureen O'Connor. She was 65.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This June 26, 2015 file photo shows Motorhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister performing on the Pyramid stage during Glastonbury Music Festival at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, England. Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, the Motorhead frontman whose outsized persona made him a hero for generations of hard-rockers and metal-heads, has died on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
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