Big Ang was an American reality television series starring Angela â€œBig Angâ€ Raiola, who first received television exposure on the second season of the reality series Mob Wives. She owned the bar Drunken Monkey in Staten Island, New York for seven yearsÂ Â Raiolaâ€™s uncle, the late Salvatore â€œSally Dogsâ€ Lombardi, was a captain of the Genovese crime family. The series, which is a spinoff of Mob Wives, premiered July 8, 2012, on VH1.
Raiola confirmed during an interview in May 2013 that a second season of Big Ang was being produced,Â but it was later revealed that the season would be retooled as another spin-off titled Miami Monkey, which premiered on September 8, 2013.
Her last TV appearance was February 16, 2016, on the Dr. Oz show, where she opened up about her family and cancer. She died February 18, 2016 from throat cancer.