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Mob Wives Cast Members & Loved Ones Celebrate What Would Have Been Big Ang's 56th Birthday

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We can't believe Big Ang would have been 56-years-old today.

Close to six months after the reality star passed away from cancer, her former Mob Wives castmates and loved ones took to Twitter and Instagram to pay tribute to her memory on this special day.

Video: Big Ang's Final Cameo On Mob Wives

Despite the sadness of not having Ang here to celebrate, many stars of the show and her family encouraged fans to live life to the fullest in honor of her colorful life. The grandmother's posthumous Twitter account went as far to suggest people should take a shot or have a piece of cake in her memory!

Yup, that definitely sounds like something B.A. would have wanted!

Check out some of the most heartwarming and emotional tributes in honor of Ang's birthday (below):

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Big Ang Makes A Final Posthumous Mob Wives Appearance — Taped Just 2 Weeks Before Her Death

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What a touching tribute.

Mob Wives aired its final episode ever on Wednesday night, and we were delighted to see that VH1 dedicated the reunion special to Big Ang.

Angela Raiola was the breakout star of the drama-heavy docu-series and actually taped The Final Sitdown just two weeks before her tragic death back in February.

Related: Big Ang Says Drita Was Her Only True Friend On Mob Wives

In addition to the 55-year-old's positive presence in the episode, the rest of the retrospective hour featured never-before-seen scenes of the cast AND one last cat fight between Drita D'Avanzo and Karen Gravano. (Because it is still Mob Wives. #TeamDrita!)

Rest in peace, Big Ang.

Ch-ch-check out Angela's final reality TV appearance (below)!!!

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Mob Wives Star Drita D’Avanzo Says Big Ang Was Her 'Only True Friend' On The Show

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So sad.

How heartbreaking.

Drita D'Avanzo is still feeling the painful loss of Big Ang. We already knew the Mob Wives star couldn't bring herself to watch the popular program after the TV personality tragically lost her battle with cancer, but now we're learning why it's so difficult for her.

Related: Big Ang's Husband Opens Up About Their Relationship

The VH1 alum told US Weekly that she had a really close bond with her late costar, and even felt she was her only real friend on the show, saying:

"I'm usually the one that makes all my friends laugh, but Ang was the one that used to make me laugh. She would just bring light to a terrible situation, in my eyes. And it wasn't just for TV, it wasn't to take Instagram pictures. We just had a great friendship. … She was my only true friend on Mob Wives."

The brunette beauty also remembered a particular conversation when, about a year ago, her friend discussed how her own mother died so young, recalling:

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Big Ang's Husband Opens Up About What His Relationship Was REALLY Like With The Mob Wives Star Prior To Her Passing

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Big Ang's husband Neil Murphy doesn't want you to believe everything you've heard!

On Wednesday, the late Mob Wives star's man opened up about what his relationship was REALLY like with the VH1 celeb towards the end. Whoa!

Related: Celebs React To The Death Of Big Ang

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Neil explained:

"I was there at the end. I never left her side. I went to every procedure — even though she didn't want me, I went. I was there at the hospital for the last two days with her. I mean, to me, we weren't 'estranged.'"

In case you forgot, Ang (real name Angela Raiola) shared to Dr. Oz prior to her February 18 passing that she had separated from Murphy after six years together. Still, Neil vehemently states that he never left his wife's side.

He continued:

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Big Ang Is Immortalized In An Amazing Staten Island Mural — See It HERE!

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Big Ang deserves nothing less!

A flashy and wonderful mural has been erected in Ang's honor. The vivacious reality star lived in Staten Island until her tragic passing from cancer this past February.

Related: Big Ang's Eulogy Was So Touching

Not only does the work encapsulate the celeb's vivacious personality, but it also sums up her life perfectly with a well-chosen Drake quote.

Underneath B.A.'s gorgeous image, a line from Drake on Big Sean's track Blessings can be seen:

"I'm not here for a long time, just a good time."

So true! The grandmother lived life to the FULLEST even to the very end…

Check out the memorial for yourself (below)!

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So Sad! Big Ang Was Told She's Beating Cancer On Latest Mob Wives, Said She Was Going To 'Live Life To The Fullest' — Mere Weeks Before Death

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The Mob Wives star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola's death left a lot of people in shock — particularly her costars.

But just when we thought Ang's passing couldn't be any more tragic, Wednesday night's episode of the reality show had the 55-year-old rejoicing after she learned she wouldn't need to undergo chemotherapy.

Angela underwent surgery for the cancer that was found in her brain and lungs and said going under the knife was "the scariest day of my life."

Related: Rory Feek Says Wife Joey Only Has Few Days Left To Live

After her surgery, Raiola said she hoped they got all the cancer right before learning that her lymph nodes had "not been affected" — which meant she wouldn't have to undergo chemotherapy.

Of course Big was THRILLED and immediately went out to give her costars the good news. She said:

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Read Big Ang’s Entire Bittersweet Eulogy Given By Her Close Friend HERE

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Rest in peace, Big Ang.

For those who don't know, the late reality star passed away from an intense battle with cancer on January 18 at the age of 55. Despite recovering from her initial March 2014 diagnosis, the grandmother sadly succumbed to her disease after a brave fight.

Friends, family, and Mob Wives cast mates gathered on Monday for her funeral where pal Vinnie Medugno presented a eulogy penned by friend Diane Morton-Gattulo that speaks for the reality star's legacy.

Related: Friends Remember Big Ang

You can read the heartfelt message obtained by People in its entirety (below):

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