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Big Ang

Angela “Big Ang” Raiola won the hearts of many during her short time in the spotlight. The beloved reality star passed away earlier this week after a battle with stage four lung and brain cancer.

Ang’s friends, family and fans alike knew just how larger than life she was. Her rambunctious and “tell-it-like-it-is” attitude on VH1’s Mob Wives earned the star her very own spin off. As the owner of Big Ang’s Secrets beauty parlor and the Drunken Monkey Bar and Grill, people couldn’t get enough of the boisterous star.

The 55-year-old even scored a few celebrity fans, including Nicki Minaj.

But one thing we all love about Angela “Big Ang” Raiola is that she lived her life to fullest. In honor of her beautiful memory, check out a few moments when Big Ang was full of life.

That time she revealed to Wendy Williams that her boobs killed a bat. 

When she met Snooki. 

When she explained her raspy voice to Sway.

When she revealed her life philosophy: “I will never save a dollar, because you know what? You die tomorrow. …So I’m gonna live day to day and buy whatever I want.”

When she dished on her plastic surgery: “I’m keeping the girls.” 

When she visited a psychic. 

When she gathered the ladies together to mend their friendships: “If the past few months have taught me anything, it’s that life is too short for petty grudges.”

When she did her nude photo shoot. 

All the fun TuesGays at the Drunken Monkey. 

When she rode a motorcycle to relive her youth. 

Rest in peace, Big Ang.

PHOTO & VIDEO CREDIT: Youtube, VH1, Instagram, Splash 




Larger Than Life: 10 Times Big Ang Won Our Hearts  was originally published on