The reality star died on Thursday at Staten Island University Hospital after contracting COVID-19 and being placed on a ventilator, Angela "Big Ang" Raiola's sister Janine Detore told multiple outlets. Detore also took to Instagram to pay tribute to her friend.
"Rest In Peace my friend ♥️ you’ll be missed 😔 your bday was in between me & Angela you were our family," she wrote next to a photo of Torres. "We love you always , Angela take care of @blondelindavh1 #onlythegooddieyoung."
Aside from battling the coronavirus, Torres also had breast cancer and was recovering from surgery to implant a chemo port, Detore told People. She then developed a fever, was hospitalized, and tested positive for COVID-19.
"She was placed on a ventilator then they took off the ventilator. She really was fighting, but I guess she couldn't really battle it. It was too much," Detore shared. "She went back to the hospital thinking she had an infection. She had a fever. They found out she had COVID."
Torres is survived by her daughter Jaimie and two grandchildren. TMZ was first to report the news.