'Mob Wives' reality TV cast member dies after cancer battle

February 18, 2016 1:44 PM

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Angela Raiola, who was known as the character "Big Ang" on the "Mob Wives" reality television show, died early Thursday at a hospital in New York City after a battle with cancer, according to a friend's post on Raiola's Twitter feed.

Raiola died peacefully at about 3 a.m., surrounded by family and friends, her friend Vinnie Medugno said in the Twitter post. She had suffered from throat cancer, media reports said. Some reports said she also had lung and brain cancer.

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