Roommates, we are sending our deepest condolences to legendary music executive Clarence Avant and his family following the news of his wife’s passing.
According to TMZ, Clarence’s wife, Jacqueline Avant was shot and killed during a home invasion that took place late Tuesday. Law enforcement arrived at the home around 2:30am after a caller told the dispatcher that someone had been shot. By the time they arrived, Jacqueline had been rushed to the hospital.
A family source reportedly told the site that the people that had broken into the home fired shots, unfortunately hitting Jacqueline. Clarence was also home at the time of the robbery, but he was not injured during the incident.
It’s reported that security was present at the home. The security guard was unfortunately shot as well but did not return fire. At least one suspect, the shooter, was able to get inside of the home, it’s unclear the total amount of suspects involved in the incident.
NBC Los Angeles was able to obtain a photo from the scene, which showed a broken glass.
One Shot and Killed at Beverly Hills Home https://t.co/yLOcUY4bCR
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) December 1, 2021
Many people may be familiar with Clarence and Jacqueline’s story from the 2019 Netflix documentary “The Black Godfather,” which covered Clarence’s life and career throughout the years. The project showed not only Clarence’s impact on the music industry, but also showed his impact in film, politics, and more. Clarence is also a part of the 2021 class that was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Jacqueline was a well-known philanthropist and showed her support to places such as the UCLA International Student Center.
We are keeping Jacqueline Avant’s loved ones lifted in prayer during this difficult time.
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