Kardashian business manager Angela Kukawski found dead as a 55-year-old after suspected murder

A Los Angeles-based business executive whose clients included the Kardashians, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West has been found dead.

The body of Angela Kukawski, who worked at Boulevard Management, was discovered in the trunk of a car on December 23rd.

She was 55 years old.

The cause of death appears to be a homicide, NBC reported.

Kardashian's were some of the high profile clients Kukawski worked with.
Kardashian’s were some of the high profile clients Kukawski worked with. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

According to reports, Kukawski was found with a stab wound.

The LAPD and Simi Valley Police Department arrested a suspect in the alleged murder early in the morning of December 23rd.

The 49-year-old white man is being held on a $ 2 million bond at Van Nuys Prison in Los Angeles.

The LAPD confirmed that the arrested man was Kukawski’s girlfriend, 49-year-old Jason Barker.

He has since been charged with murder.

According to a Los Angeles Police Department press release, “detectives believe Barker killed the victim inside their Sherman Oaks residence, placed her in her vehicle and drove to Simi Valley.”

Police urge anyone with information to contact them.

Kukowski was the mother of five children and was, according to friends, “loved” in the industry.

Nicki Minaj was another celebrity client at Kukawski.
Nicki Minaj was another celebrity client at Kukawski. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs

She was described as “hard-working” and “a straight shooter” by a music business associate.

After the tragedy, the Kardashians issued a statement in which they shared that “Angela was truly the best”.

“She cared about all of us and made things happen that were impossible,” the statement read.

“She will be greatly missed, and we send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones in this most difficult time.”

Nicki posted this tribute to her Instagram.
Nicki posted this tribute to her Instagram. Credit: Nicki Minaj/Instagram

Nicki Minaj also paid tribute on Instagram, calling Angela “the hardest working, most reliable, sweetest person you could ever know”.

“You did not deserve this, Angela. My heart is broken for your children. Rest in peace,” Nicki said.

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