After Mob Wives star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, 55, lost her battle with cancer early this morning, celebrities began paying tribute to the reality star, posting heartfelt messages and photos in her honor. See them on RadarOnline.com.
"Sorry to hear the news about #BigAng — she was a pisser — great laugh and a lot of fun. #RIPBigAng," Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen tweeted after hearing the news.
It is with sad regret that we inform you that at 3:01 AM Angela Raiola peacefully ended her battle with cancer, and was called home," VH1's Vinnie Medugno posted. "She was surrounded by nothing but love from her immediate family, and closest friends."
Such a beautiful soul taken so quickly...we all love you big Ang," Snooki gushed. "You're contagious personality will live on forever my love! Prayers for her family."
Former jailbird Teresa Giudice posted a loving message as well, saying, "Such sad news, gone way too soon. Rest in peace angel. #kisstheonesyoulove."
Jenelle Evans uploaded a red carpet photo of the pair to Instagram in honor of Big Ang.
As Radar reported early this morning, Raiola was recently diagnosed with stage 4 throat and brain cancer—and had been in and out of the hospital for weeks after her body stopped responding to chemotherapy.
"At 3:01 am my loving friend found peace with cancer. I will always miss and love you," Mob Wives costar Drita D'Avanzo wrote.
Mob Wife Renee Graziano also expressed her sadness, posting: "We will always love you .. Forever and ever Angela. You are part of our family #rip #withtheangels #inabetterplace THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONDOLENCES."
Jennifer Graziano, Creator and Executive Producer for the hit show, was speechless over Big Ang's passing.
Blessed to have met and know Angela such a strong and wonderful women. Prayers & peace to her family. @biggangvh1 @vh1 #RIP #heaven," Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham lamented.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga also posted a tribute to her friend: "I love this woman. @biggangvh1 She has a beautiful heart & a beautiful soul. Her energy lit up the room. may she rest in peace."
On Wendy William's morning show, the host broke down in tears over the loss of Big Ang, taking a necessary tissue break with producers before resuming with the segment.