Kardashian-Jenners react after business manager is allegedly murdered by boyfriend around Christmas

Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian West (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian West (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) /

Tragedy comes this holiday season as 55-year-old celebrity business manager Angela Kukawski was found dead on Dec. 23, 2021.

As reported by People Magazine, Kukawski (also known as Angela Castro) was reported missing just one day before on Dec. 22 in the Sherman Oaks, California area. Police found her body in her car in Simi Valley, and soon her boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of murder. The boyfriend, Jason Barker, has since been charged for torture and premeditated murder by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

Reportedly, law enforcement believes Barker murdered Kukawski in the California home they shared before moving her body to her car and driving her to Simi Valley. Variety reports that Barker is now in jail on a $3.07 million bail, and is expected to appear in court on Jan. 12, 2022.

Trigger Warning: TMZ has more alleged details on the murder of Kukawski. You can read their report here.

Celebrities and colleagues mourn Angela Kukawski

Among the celebrities Kukawski had worked with over the years include the Kardashian-Jenner family, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, according to Variety. She was most recently employed by the management company Boulevard.

The Kardashian-Jenners are now releasing a statement on the heartbreaking news, telling People Magazine:

"“Angela was truly the best. She cared about every one of us and made things happen that were impossible. She will be greatly missed and we send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this most difficult time.”"

One of Kukawski’s associates at Boulevard, Todd Bozick, also released a statement, telling Variety:

"“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.”"

Additionally, Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram on Wednesday to share a few words for Kukawski, according to Billboard:

"“Hardest working, most reliable, sweetest person you could ever know. You didn’t deserve this, Angela. My heart is breaking for your children. Rest In Peace.”"

As for Kukawski’s personal life, she was a mother-of-five. We’re keeping her family and friends in our thoughts during this difficult time.

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