Dr. Oz publicly mourned the tragic death of Big Ang on Feb. 18, but was it all for the cameras? Friends and family of the ‘Mob Wives’ star are reportedly mad that Dr. Oz ‘wasn’t there’ when Ang died and think he used her just for his television show!
Big Ang, 55, was larger than life and her heartbreaking death from cancer has left her family and fans devastated. Even Dr. Oz, 55, paid tribute to Ang, but a new report claims some of her family think he ditched her when she needed him the most!
Big Ang sat down for her final interview for the Feb. 16 episode of The Dr. Oz Show. While he was very supportive to the Mob Wives star, sources close to Ang’s family tell Page Six that “some [feel] that, after the cameras were off, Dr. Oz wasn’t there.” They were also upset that on the day of Ang’s death Dr. Oz’s Twitter account said she would be “sorely missed” before it started to promote the guest for that day’s episode, Michael Strahan.
Dr. Oz denies he abandoned Big Ang as a rep for his show tells Page Six that they “have been in constant contact with her family since she was here on the show and offering our resources and continued support. We are saddened by her passing and our deepest condolences are with her family.” If there’s still bad blood between Dr. Oz and Ang’s family, he’s definitely not welcomed to pay his last respects at her funeral.
Big Ang’s final interview was very powerful and incredibly sad. Ang said that her stage 4 brain and lung cancer was “destroying me. I can’t I can’t believe what I look like. Instead of it getting better, it’s getting worse.” Ang even admitted that when she was first diagnosed with cancer, she knew she was going to die.
Nicki Minaj, 33, was deeply affected by the loss of the Mob Wives star. The “Super Bass” singer lives her life to the fullest, just like Ang did, and said that she was a “vibrant, loving [and] genuine spirit” in a touching tribute to Ang.
There was no shortage of tributes to Big Ang. VH1 called her a “incredibly strong, one-of-a-kind woman,” while the Mob Wives creator, Jennifer Graziano, said that her “heart [was] broken for her whole family.” Ang’s costars all shared their grief and sadness over her death, and Ang’s sister, Janine Detoure, said that Ang “was so at peace with her death.”
Do you think Dr. Oz abandoned Big Ang in her final hours, HollywoodLifers?