Big ang Star Linda Torres has died. She was 67 years old.
The reality star died 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 ♥ ️ we will miss you 😔 your birthday was between Angela and me, you were our family,” he wrote next to a photo of Torres. “We love you always, Angela takes care of @ blondelindavh1 #onlythegooddieyoung.”
Torres appeared on the reality series VH1, and also made cameos on Gangster wives. Big angdied in February 2016 of lung and brain cancer. She was 55 years old.
In addition to fighting the coronavirus, Torres also had breast cancer and was recovering from surgery to implant a chemotherapy port, Detore said. Persons. She then developed a fever, was hospitalized, and tested positive for COVID-19.
“They put her on a fan and then they took the fan off her. She was really struggling, but I guess she couldn’t fight that. It was too much,” Detore shared. “He went back to the hospital thinking he had an infection. He had a fever. They found out he had COVID.”
Torres is survived by his daughter Jaimie and two grandchildren. TMZ was the first to report the news.