The reality star passed away Thursday at Staten Island University Hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, Janine Detore, the sister of late “Big Ang” star Angela Raiola, told TMZ. She was 67.
Detore also remembered her friend in a somber post on Instagram.
“Rest In Peace my friend ♥️ you’ll be missed 😔 your bday was in between me & Angela you were our family .. we love you always , Angela take care of @blondelindavh1#onlythegooddieyoung,” Detore captioned a photo of the star.
Linda Torres and Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola were known as reality stars. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Torres recently underwent surgery following a breast cancer diagnosis, according to TMZ. Her daughters were taking care of her after the surgery and brought her back to the hospital after she developed a fever. She then tested positive for the coronavirus and had been placed on a ventilator.
In addition to her appearances on “Big Ang,” Torres also appeared on “Mob Wives.”