Angela “Angie’ Kukawski, a Los Angeles-based business manager who represented many celebrities over the years, has died at 55, a source confirmed to Variety.

 

Angie’s cause of death appears to be homicide. Her boyfriend, 49-year-old Jason Barker, has been arrested and charged with the murder, according to TMZ. They stated that she had been reported missing and on December 23, police went to an address in Simi Valley where they found her body inside a vehicle. LAPD claim Barker killed Angie at her Sherman Oaks home, and then put her body in the car and drove it to Simi Valley.

TMZ’s latest update on the crime reads, “We’ve learned the murder weapon was a knife, and the D.A. claims Angie’s boyfriend murdered her “with the intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion and for a sadistic purpose.”

Angie, a mother of five, most recently worked at Boulevard Management in Woodland Hills. She worked for many celebrities over the years, including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and also did work for Tupac’s estate.

“We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski. Angie was a kind, wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our deepest condolences go out to all of Angie’s family and friends,” said a member of her firm, Todd Bozick, to Variety.

Sources: Variety and TMZ