Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola's Life in Pictures

Following the reality star's death, we look back at her larger-than-life 55 years


Raiola died early in the morning on Feb. 18, 2016. "She was surrounded by nothing but love from her immediate family, and the closest friends. YOU, (her fans) were some of the most special people in the world, and she loved you immensely," her friend Vinnie Medugno wrote on a status posted to her Twitter page. "Thank you for your love, prayers, and unconditional support of Angela right to the very end." Many of Raiola's family members, costars and fans took to social media to express their grief. "You are our beautiful angel that is bigger than life. I will never encounter another human being so selfless like you. You're one of a kind… I miss every single thing about you," her niece Jeannie wrote on Instagram.