Big Ang's Estranged Husband, 'Mob Wives' Co-Stars Attend Wake

by Lynda Brendish 9:16 PM PST, February 20, 2016
Playing Big Ang's Estranged Husband, 'Mob Wives' Co-Stars Attend Wake

Friends, family and fans turned out in force to pay their respects to Angela "Big Ang" Raiola on Saturday at the first of four funeral home visitations held for the Mob Wives star in Brooklyn, New York.

The 55-year-old reality star passed away on Thursday after a long battle with cancer.

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Neil Murphy, Raiola's estranged husband, was spotted smoking a cigarette outside the funeral home. A source tells ET he "looked visibly upset."

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Also in attendance were some of Raiola's Mob Wives co-stars, including Drita D'Avanzo, Carla Facciolo and Renee Graziano.

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D'Avanzo left the funeral home looking distraught and leaning on a security guard for support.

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The visitation was open to the public and the source tells ET fans lined up across the street to mourn the VH1 star's passing.

Raiola gave her last interview on the Dr. Oz Show earlier this month, where she revealed she had left Murphy and attributed her cancer to smoking.

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"I think the big legacy she's leaving us, the big reason she came on the show, was to make sure everyone knew that cigarettes had taken her life," Dr Mehmet Oz told ET. "She started young, like so many, but like so many, by the time she realized she didn't want to smoke anymore, it was too late to stop -- at least she felt that way."

Visitations are set to continue throughout the weekend at Scarpaci Funeral Home in Brooklyn and a service will be held on Monday.

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