When Big Ang died earlier this morning, the world lost more than a beloved reality star — her family lost a mother, sister, grandmother, wife and aunt.
Following her death at the age of 55, her niece Jeannie Detore took to Instagram to not only memorialize her beloved aunt, but also share a picture of the late star’s final moments.
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Jeanie — daughter of Angela’s sister Janine — captioned the emotional shot:
“And that’s where you’ll always find us… Right by your side.
“You are our beautiful angel that is bigger than life. I will never encounter another human being so selfless like you. You’re one of a kind. Even on your worst days, you always wanted to know how I was doing or feeling. I know you will give me the strength to fulfill one of your wishes that you were begging for.
“You weren’t just an aunt to me, you were my big sister, my best friend and a role model.
“A week ago, you texted me that we needed to go to Bora Bora, I don’t care if I go all by myself because I know you’ll be right by my side. I love you more than you’ll ever know.
“I miss you already. I miss how we would goof off together, shop together or gang up on my mom when she didn't agree with us! I miss every single thing about you.”
Big Ang passed away earlier today at 3:01 a.m. after a courageous battle with cancer.
Our thoughts remain with Jeannie and all of Ang’s relatives, loved ones and fans at this time.