Drita's Heartache: D'Avanzo 'Freaking Out' Over 'Mob Wives' Costar Big Ang's Death
This has been a rough week for the cast of Mob Wives, especially star Drita D'Avanzo.
Not only did she say goodbye to Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that just before her friend's death, D'Avanzo was crushed by the passing of her brother-in-law.
"Drita's brother-in-law passed away right before Big Ang did," a source close to the 40-year-old reality star told RadarOnline.com.
And now, D'Avanzo is breaking down with grief.
"She's freaking out," the source said. "She's not talking to anyone."
On Feb. 16, D'Avanzo shared a sweet message on Twitter about her brother's death.
"You were not just my brother in law...u were my friend that was always there for me.I am heartbroken. #RIP #Lewis I love u," she wrote.
Two days later, she posted a moving tribute to her close friend.
"#RIPMyFriend I love you," she said on Feb. 18. "In my heart is where I will keep you."
D'avanzo added on Instagram, "I will see you again one day my friend...I will miss every minute of u until then. I love you. #RIPAngela"
"Drita really isn't taking any of this well," the source said. "She needs time to chill out."
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, D'Avanzo went to the hospital to be by Raiola's side on Wednesday, just hours before the reality star lost her battle with brain and lung cancer.