Angela Kukawski, a manager who worked with the Kardashians, was found dead in an apparent murder.
Angela Kukawski a manager who worked with the Kardashians, was found dead in an apparent murder.
The Ventura County Coroner verified to Variety that Angela “Angie” Kukawski, a Los Angeles-based business manager who worked at Boulevard Management in Woodland Hills, whose high-net-worth customers included Nicki Minaj, had died. According to reports, she was 55 years old and died as a result of a murder on December 22 in Van Nuys, California, and Simi Valley, California.
A lady in her fifties was found dead in the trunk of a vehicle parked in Simi Valley, just north of Los Angeles, according to a local source. Kukawski was the lady, according to sources. The accused murder suspect was apprehended by the Simi Valley Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department in the early morning hours of Dec. 23. He seems to have taken the corpse from Van Nuys to the house of a relative in Simi Valley.
According to an L.A. County prisoner intake record, the 49-year-old Caucasian guy is being detained on a $2 million bail.
Kukowski was a mother of five and was “beloved” in the profession, according to acquaintances. One music industry acquaintance who has worked with her characterised her as “hard-working” and “straight shooter.” Boulevard specialises in accounting and financial management services for performers, sports, and entrepreneurs, as well as asset management, tax preparation, insurance, and estate and retirement planning, among other services.
According to federal records and prior acquaintances, Kukowski worked with clients including Minaj, rappers Kanye West and Offset, and, for a time, the Kardashians, as well as the estate of Tupac Shakur.
Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Offset, and the Kardashians were among the A-list clientele she dealt with over her career, according to Variety. She was also a mother of five, according to the publication, and was “adored” in the business by those who worked with her.
Anyone with information on the case should call the Valley Bureau Homicide of the Los Angeles Police Department at 818-374-9550. Crimstoppers may be contacted anonymously by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477) or texting 274637 (all text messages should begin with “LAPD”). LAPDOnline is a website where you may submit online tips.
Angela “Angie” Kukawski, Nicki Minaj’s former business manager, was recently killed in a suspected murder.
According to a press statement from the Los Angeles Police Department published Wednesday, the Los Angeles-based business manager was reported missing a week ago on Dec. 22, but her death was discovered inside her vehicle parked on Patricia Avenue in Simi Valley the following day (Dec. 29). The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office deemed her death a murder. She was 55 years old at the time.
“Hardest working, most dependable, loveliest person you could ever know,” Minaj said on her Instagram Story on Wednesday. Angela, you didn’t deserve this. For your children, my heart breaks. “May you rest in peace.”
Kukawski worked in Woodland Hills for Boulevard Management. Other past A-list clientele include Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), Offset, the Tupac estate, and the Kardashians, in addition to Minaj.
According to Los Angeles police, her lover Jason Barker, 49, was detained on suspicion of murder. Barker is accused of killing her inside her Sherman Oaks home and transporting her corpse to her vehicle, which he then drove to a Simi Valley street before leaving. Barker was placed into Van Nuys Jail, according to the LAPD announcement, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed murder charges against him after his arrest.
“We are grieved and heartbroken by the death of our colleague, Angie Kukawski,” Boulevard Management’s Todd C. Bozick said in a statement to Variety. Angie was a beautiful, compassionate lady who will be missed by everyone who knew her. All of Angie’s family and friends have our heartfelt sympathies.”
In a statement to E! News, the Kardashian family lauded Kukawski as “absolutely the best”: “She really cared about all of us and was capable of doing the seemingly impossible.” She will be sorely missed, and we extend our heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends at this difficult time.”