VH1 is bringing together some of the biggest names in reality TV, music and more to celebrate the life of Angela "Big Ang" Raiola. The network has put together an hour-long special, slated to air after an all-new episode of "Mob Wives" on Wednesday.
According to the VH1 the special, titled "Larger Than Life: A Celebration of Big Ang," will be hosted by Nina Parker and famed radio personality Nessa. They will be joined by Yandy Smith, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Dr. Jenn Mann, Joe Budden and more as they reflect on Big Ang's life on and off camera. The cast of "Mob Wives" will share their favorite memories with their late co-star. Ex "Jersey Shore" cast member and fellow Staten Island resident Vinny Guadagnino will speak with fans on the streets of New York City. Several other celebrities, musicians and TV personalities will be called into the show to speak about Big Ang.
"Larger Than Life: A Celebration of Big Ang" will follow the Season 6 finale of "Mob Wives." Big Ang was featured on the show's final season, during which she allowed viewers a look inside her battle with cancer. The series has shown the well-known the reality star go through a series of medical issues throughout Season 6, from celebrating being cancer-free, to learning she has lung cancer, and undergoing major surgery to rid her body of cancerous tumors.
— Angela Raiola (@biggangVH1) February 18, 2016
Big Ang died at age 55 on Feb. 18 after battling Stage 4 cancer for almost a year. Her death was confirmed via a post on her Twitter account. She was said to have been surrounded by the people she loved most when she died.
"Larger Than Life: A Celebration of Big Ang" airs Wednesday, March 9, at 9 p.m. EST on VH1.