Big Ang tragically died on Feb. 18 at 3:01am and but even though her close friends have known she was nearing the end of her life, they didn’t realize it would happen so quickly. HollywoodLife.com spoke to her friend and co-star, Marissa Jade.
Big Ang‘s death came as a shock to fans all over the world but even her close friends and co-stars’ heads are spinning with the tragic news. HollywoodLife.com spoke to Big Ang’s Mob Wives co-star, Marissa Jade, who tells us that even though she was bracing themselves for the worst, she was hoping for a miracle.
“I was extremely shocked [over her death],” Marissa told us. “We knew she was going through a lot … cancer came, cancer went. Then she was good for a month. Then she went back and it just attacked her again. She had to go on chemo and it wasn’t working. We are just as shocked as everyone. She went from being okay to really bad.” Marissa also tells us that Big Ang’s co-stars went to visit her earlier this week and she was laughing despite the tragic circumstances around her. “The girls went to go see her a few days ago and she was in good spirits and they all said Ang was laughing for what it was they had a good time with her. I had a great time working with her I wish I got to know her more, she’s a great person, fun-loving I could only wish to spend more time with her. It’s very sad.”
We also spoke to Carla Facciolo who told us:“All I can say is She was bigger than life and I will truly miss her! All our hearts are broken but I know she will rule the gates of heaven the Big Ang way … May she rest in peace.” Mob Wives creator, Jennifer Graziano was devastated over the news and at her bedside when Big Ang passed away: “I am saddened to say that At 3:01 am Ang lost her battle with cancer,” Jennifer told us. “She passed peacefully surrounded by friends and family. My heart is broken for her whole family – especially her children and grandchildren and I will never forget her. Her presence brought sheer happiness to anyone that was around her and I am honored to have called her a friend. Please respect her family’s privacy at this time as they mourn the loss of such an amazing woman.”
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts go out to Big Ang’s family and friends.