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.
"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.