'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)
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)
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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Read Medugno's full tweet below.

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

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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.

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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)

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

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

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

(Photo via NASA)

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

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March 16 -- Singer Frank Sinatra Jr.

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

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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.

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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)
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