The sudden death of Angela “Angie” Kukawski, the business manager of Kardashian-Jenner family members Nicki Minaj, Offset, Tupac Shakur’s estate and others, has shaken them.
Kukawski, 55, was reported missing in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on December 22. The next day, authorities found her dead in her car, which was parked on the street in the nearby town of Simi Valley. After his death was ruled a homicide, police arrested her boyfriend, Jason Barker. Officials said they believe he killed Kukawski in their home and then drove her body to where she was discovered. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Barker was charged with one count of premeditated murder and one count of torture, both of which are felonies. His bail was initially set at more than $3 million and he is due in court on January 12.
“Angela was really the best,” said keeping up with the Kardashians clan said in a statement. “She cared about all of us and made impossible things happen. We will miss her dearly and send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this most difficult time.”
Minaj paid tribute to Kukawaski in her Instagram Stories. “The hardest working, most reliable, kindest person you’ve ever known,” she wrote of him. “You didn’t deserve this Angela. My heart breaks for your children. Rest in peace.”
Offset did the same. “RIP Angie, such a sweetheart,” he began. “You’ve helped me talk to you so much every week that I’m in disbelief [sic] SMH prayer to your soul.”
Variety reported that Kukawski, who worked for Boulevard Management, is survived by five children.