Mob Wives and More Stars Remember Big Ang: 'May God Bless Her Beautiful Soul'

updated 02/19/2016 AT 03:20 PM EST

originally published 02/18/2016 AT 10:20 AM EST

Rapper Nicki Minaj is the latest celebrity to honor Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola's memory, calling her "such a vibrant, loving, genuine spirit" on Instagram.

Raiola's Mob Wives costars are taking to social media to honor the woman they called their "momma bear" after her passing.

Raiola died early Thursday after a difficult battle with throat, lung and brain cancer. She was 55.

Such a vibrant, loving, genuine spirit. #BigAng

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" 'We're not here for a long time, we are here for a good time,' Big Ang used to tell me this all the time, as she would point to her tattoo of the words," Alicia DiMichele wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her, her two sons and Raiola.

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From left: Karen Gravano, Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola and Renee Graziano

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"She would adamantly tell me this while going through my trying time, this is how she truly lived. She was always happy and positive and wanted to spread her Love to everyone around her to be happy as well. She gave so much of herself to all. She had that special gift to make everybody feel like a somebody. My boys and I adored her, she will be truly missed. Our prayers are with her family, they were all that mattered to her. May God Bless her Beautiful soul. #bigloveforbigang #familyovereverything."



Renee Graziano also took to Instagram to honor her friend.

"We will always love you ... Forever and ever Angela. You are part of our family #rip #withtheangels #inabetterplace," she captioned the picture.

We will always love you .. Forever and ever Angela You are part of our family #rip #withtheangels #inabetterplace

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Graziano also reposted a picture of Raiola, writing: "IM GONNA MISS YOU YOU MADE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE GOD REST YOUR SOUL ... AND TO EVERYONE SRNDING [sic] CONDOLENCES THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR LOVE."

IM GONNA MISS YOU YOU MADE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE GOD REST YOUR SOUL ... AND TO EVERYONE SRNDING CONDOLENCES THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR LOVE .. #Repost @biggangvh1 with @repostapp ・・・ 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. In typical Big Ang fashion, we know she would say "Love you my babies!" This page will remain open as a celebration of who she was and will always be. It has been my esteemed privilege, and honor to represent her in the highest regard via social media. -Vinnie Medugno (@vinniemedugno)

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"RIP ANGELA ... Forever in my [heart]," she added on Twitter.



Karen Gravano shared an Instagram of her, Raiola, Graziano and Carla Facciolo, captioning it with a broken heart emoji, as well as the praying hands and angel emojis.

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Facciolo also wrote her own touching tribute to her late costar.

"My beautiful friend is with the Angels now. Angela u will be missed more than anyone I knw [sic]! U were so loved by so many ppl ... May u rest in peace my friend. I love you & I will miss you. #BigAng," she captioned a picture of herself with Raiola.



"I will see you again one day my friend...I will miss every minute of u until then. I love you. #RIPAngela," Drita D'Avanzo wrote on Instagram.

I will see you again one day my friend...I will miss every minute of u until then. I love you. #RIPAngela

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D'Avanzo also tweeted the link to the song "I'll Be Missing You," writing: "#RIPMyFriend I love you. In my heart is where I'll keep you."



Tweeted Natalie Didonate: "RIP Angela my prayers are with her and her family, God took another good one an Angel."



Other reality stars have also taken to social media to share their own tributes after Raiola's passing.

"So sorry to hear about @biggangVH1 passing away. She was certainly one of a kind and such a beautiful person. Prayers for her &her family," Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice tweeted.



Giudice also shared a picture of her and Raiola on Instagram: "Such sad news, gone way too soon. Rest in peace angel. #kisstheonesyoulove."

Such sad news, gone way too soon. Rest in peace angel. #kisstheonesyoulove

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"RIP angel," former Jersey Shore star Jenni 'JWoww' Farley wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of her, Raiola and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi.

RIP angel

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Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans wrote, "Such a beautiful soul. Rest easy baby girl. #RIPBigAng."

Such a beautiful soul. Rest easy baby girl. #RIPBigAng

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Raiola is survived by her estranged husband Neil Murphy, two children and six grandchildren.
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