Linda Torres, ‘Big Ang’ Star, Dead At 67 After Coronavirus Battle – Linda Torres, who appeared on VH1’s reality series Big Ang and sometimes on Mob Wives, has died.
Linda Torres, ‘Big Ang’ Star, Dead At 67 After Coronavirus Battle:
Big Ang star Linda Torres died on Thursday after being diagnosed with COVID-19. She was 67.
Torres was Angela “Big Ang” Raiola’s friend and appeared on her VH1 reality show as well as made cameos on Mob Wives.
She died at Staten Island University Hospital after contracting COVID and being placed on a ventilator, Big Ang’s sister Janine Detore says.
“Linda was the life of the party – like my sister. Very fun to be around, not negative, just wanted to have a fun time,” Detore says of her friend. “I get so sad to know that she’s gone now.”
She adds, “I absolutely love Linda. She’s fabulous.”
Detore says Torres was in the hospital for nine weeks before doctors decided to take her off the ventilator.
“She was placed on a ventilator then they took off the ventilator,” Detore reveals. “She really was fighting, but I guess she couldn’t really battle it. It was too much.”
Big Ang Star Linda Torres Dies 9 Weeks After Contracting COVID:
The Big Ang star had breast cancer and while recovering from surgery to implant a chemo port, she developed a fever and had to return to the hospital, according to Detore. Once back at the hospital, Torres tested positive for the virus.
“She went back to the hospital thinking she had an infection,” Detore says. “She had a fever. They found out she had COVID.”
Torres is survived by her daughter Jaimie and two grandchildren – a boy and a girl.
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.”
In an 2013 interview with Mikki May of MyEPK about Big Ang and Mob Wives, Torres said: “Big Ang is one of my best friends for 40 years. All the girls that we hang out with, you know, we get together, we have parties, we shoot a lot of Patron, we laugh, we fight, we go out with a lot of young guys, we have a really good time. Mob Wives is a little more serious. … In the Big Ang show, we’re very down to earth and quiet, and we’re looking for fun and no drama. My Big Ang is a no-drama mama, but I’m her little pit bull.”
Big Ang died in Feb. 2016 from lung and brain cancer at age 55.