Big Ang grew up among drug dealers and cartel members and soon became incorporated into their lifestyle as she began operating mafia hangouts that would become notorious. In , Ang found herself on the wrong side of the law after she was arrested with several wraps of cocaine in her handbag. Along with 15 others, she was convicted for narcotics operation.
Information on her activities was obtained via an undercover agent who posed as a fellow drug trafficker. Ang was indicted on 6 felony counts. She was in sentenced to three years of probation with a condition to remained home-confined for four months.
Ang was among the 9 out of the 15 indicted who escaped jail time. Long after all her troubles with the law had been settled, Big Ang in tried her hands at reality TV. She went on to score her own spin-off show titled Big Ang.
The latter became her final TV appearance before her death. Before Surgery, Death Ang in March began feeling unbearable pains in her throat and immediately sought medical attention. About two months later, Ang visited a throat specialist who diagnosed her with throat cancer after finding a tumor the size of a lemon in her lungs.
She was placed on chemotherapy which did only little to curb the illness. Angie, before her death, warned the public of the dangers of smoking as her death to cancer was a result of 40 years of heavy smoking — Ang would smoke at least one pack of cigarettes each day. Following her death, her Mob Wives co-stars, her family including her sister Janine Detore who appeared on Mob Wives, and her children took to social media to send tributes.
Though the couple had become separated, Neil did well to stay beside his wife throughout her sick days. After Angela passed, Niel took to his social media accounts to post many sweet memories of himself and Ang. She had them both out of wedlock. Her daughter Raquel was the first to be born, her birthday being January 13th, Despite raising her kids as a single parent, Big Ang did allow her daughter Raquel to keep close ties with her father named Robert.
Raquel had a close relationship with both her maternal and paternal grandparents. She has two masters degree and is married with kids. She was 55 years old.