'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang Close to Death

by Alex Ungerman 7:46 PM PST, February 17, 2016
Playing 'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang Close to Death

UPDATE, 7:45 p.m. PT: Though a source close to the family confirmed Angela Raiola's death to ET on Wednesday night, Mob Wives creator Jenn Graziano now says, "At this time that is a false rumor. I am here with the entire family and all her friends and they ask for your continued support and prayers. We will keep everyone updated."

Angela Raiola, known as "Big Ang" on the TV show Mob Wives, is close to death amid her battle with stage 4 cancer, a family source confirmed to ET.

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In December, ET confirmed that Raiola's throat cancer had returned.

Several months earlier, in March, a lemon-size tumor was previously discovered and removed from her throat in March 2015. Later, in June, she underwent the same procedure for the right side of her throat as well.

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In February, the family set up a GoFundMe page to help with Raiola's doctor fees, which raised over $45,000 in two weeks.

Later in the month, Raiola revealed on The Dr. Oz Show that she had left her husband, Neil Murphy, as she continued her cancer battle.

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"I felt like he never stepped up to the plate, so I was done with it," she told Dr. Oz. "Now, it's too late. I would rather be by myself. I would rather be alone."

Raiola also expressed gratitude for her children on the program, saying, "If it wasn't for them, how would I get through this?"

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