The Tragic Death Of Big Ang Star Linda Torres

Big Ang star Linda Torres has died at the age of 67. The reality star's death was confirmed by Janine Detore, the sister of Torres' late Big Ang co-star Angela Raiola, who died from cancer in 2016, per The Independent. "Rest in peace my friend you'll be missed," Detore wrote alongside a photo of Linda posing on a red carpet on Instagram. "Your bday was in between me & Angela you were our family.. we love you always." Detore also wished for her sister to take care of Linda in heaven.

Prior to her death, Linda appeared on Big Ang, a spin off of Mob Wives for its first and only season. Linda was Angela's friend and made cameos on Mob Wives as well, according to Deadline. However, her death came as a surprise to many of her friends and family. Keep reading to find out the cause of her death.

Linda Torres died from COVID-19 complications

According to USA Today, Linda Torres died on April 1, 2021, from COVID-19 complications at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. "She had double pneumonia COVID," Detore told the outlet. "She fought the fight, I gotta tell you that."

Detore explained to USA Today that she and Linda's daughter were hopeful that she'd make it because she was a "strong woman" and they didn't "think it was going to end this way." However, Detore saw meaning in Linda's death because she died on April Fool's Day. "...Linda always had that good sense of humor," Detore added.

Linda had previously been diagnosed with breast cancer and was in the process of undergoing chemotherapy, per TMZ, which made her high-risk for COVID-19 complications. Linda was under her daughters' care when she was diagnosed with the coronavirus and battled the virus for nine weeks before her death, USA Today reported.