“Big Ang” star Linda Torres is dead after contracting the coronavirus.
Big Ang‘s sister, Janine Detore, tells TMZ … Linda died Thursday at Staten Island University Hospital, not long after learning she had COVID-19.
We’re told Linda, who also had a few cameos on “Mob Wives,” was placed on a ventilator after doctors diagnosed her with the deadly virus, but it wasn’t enough to help her pull through.
Linda had underlying medical conditions making her more at risk for a fatal case of COVID-19 — besides her age, we’re told she had breast cancer, and recently had surgery to implant a chemo port.
We’re told Linda’s daughters were taking care of her after the surgery, and when she developed a fever they took her back to the hospital thinking the chemo port was getting infected, and that’s when Linda tested positive for COVID.
It’s been 5 years since Big Ang passed after battling throat cancer.
Linda’s family and friends were keeping the faith, and remained hopeful to the end that she could beat the virus.