Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga is mourning the loss of her dear aunt, who lost her battle to cancer this week. “We are saying goodbye to her today. Forever in our hearts,” Gorga tweeted on February 19th. As we previously reported, Melissa’s aunt, who she was very close with, started chemotherapy earlier this month to fight stage 4 cancer.
“She’s really close to her,” a source close to the family exclusively told RadarOnline. “It’s sad.”
Melissa thanked her Twitter fans for their support during the family’s difficult time. “Can’t thank you enough for all your thoughts and prayers,” she wrote. “You are truly such compassionate beautiful people. Xo.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Melissa and her family.
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