Before Angela "Big Ang' Raiola passed away at the age of 55 from a combination of throat, lung and brain cancer earlier this year, the reality-TV star filmed her last scene of Mob Wives as part of the show's reunion special and series finale, which aired last night (Mar 16) on VH1. Watch the clip above to see some tense moments from the show, including footage of Big Ang before she accrued pop-culture fame.
While much of Mob Wives hinged on dramatic flare-ups between friends that bordered on violent altercations, Raiola was known as the group's "peace-keeper." The final look-back of the show was recorded two weeks before Big Ang passed away. She is survived by her son, daughter and six grandchildren.
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