People magazine reports the vivacious blonde mom and grandma had contracted the virus nine weeks ago, and had been on a ventilator at Staten Island University Hospital at the time of her death.
"Linda was the life of the party," Big Ang's sister Janine Detore said, comparing her to her sister. "I absolutely love Linda. She's fabulous."
Detore posted a glamorous photo of Torres on Instagram, captioning it, "Rest In Peace my friend ♥️ you’ll be missed 😔 your bday was in between me & Angela you were our family .. we love you always , Angela take care of @blondelindavh1#onlythegooddieyoung."
Torres had been fighting breast cancer and had just had surgery to implant a chemo port at the time she tested positive for the coronavirus.
Torres is survived by her daughter and two grandkids.
Big Ang, the colorful mob moll who starred on the VH1 series "Mob Wives" and her own show "Big Ang," died of lung cancer and pneumonia in 2016 at 55.