It always sucks to hear about beautiful spirits dying, reality star “Big Ang” lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, February 18. Vinnie Medugno, a close friend took to twitter to share the bad news with Ang’s fans.

 “Angela Raiola peacefully ended her battle with cancer, and was called home,” the message on Twitter reads. “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 the 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.” – via Ang’s Twitter from Vinnie Medungo

Ang was diagnosed with throat cancer last March after doctors discovered a tumor. Two surgeries later, she thought that she was in the clear but was later diagnosed with stage IV lung and brain cancer! Her family has a gofundme page set up to pay for her medical bills, which has reached over 40,000 dollars. We send our condolences to her family, friends, and fans! Her dying wish is a huge party to celebrate her life!