As Big Ang passed away, her estranged husband who was "part of her life," was by her side. Neil Murphy and Big Ang were not together in her final days as she succumbed to State 4 throat cancer in a New York hospital. During her final TV appearance, Ang told Dr. Oz that she would rather be alone than with Murphy, 43. She was 55 years old.
Rumors, started by by Entertainment Tonight, began to swirl on the night of February 17 stating that Ang had passed away.
Those reports were later confirmed to be untrue in a Twitter post by Ang's reps. At around 3 a.m., the tragic news came through that Big Angela Raiola had lost her battle with cancer and passed away in a hospital in Manhattan surrounded by loved ones.
Here are the photos of Neil Murphy and Big Ang in happier times: