Torres, 67, was Angela "Big Ang" Raiola's friend and appeared on her VH1 reality show and made cameos on Mob Wives. Big Ang's sister Janine Detore says Torres was in the hospital for nine weeks before doctors decided to take her off the ventilator. "Linda was the life of the party – like my sister. Very fun to be around, not negative, just wanted to have a fun time," Detore tells People. "I get so sad to know that she's gone now."