Wife of Music Exec Clarence Avant Shot and Killed – NBC10 Philadelphia

Jacqueline Avant, wife of acclaimed music executive Clarence Avant, was fatally shot in an apparent home break-in Wednesday morning at the couple’s Beverly Hills home.

A Netflix spokesperson confirmed to NBC News that Jacqueline Avant was killed early Wednesday. The couple’s daughter, Nicole Avant, is married to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos.

The Los Angeles Times reported The shooting happened during a home invasion at the residence.

No arrests were reported as of early Wednesday.

Police said the victim suffered a gunshot wound and died at the hospital.

Homicide investigators were still at the scene Wednesday morning. Aerial video shows a broken glass sliding door at home.

A sliding glass door was broken during a home invasion and shot into a home in Beverly Hills.


A sliding glass door was broken during a home invasion and shot at a Beverly Hills home on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

A press conference was scheduled for late Wednesday at the police station in Beverly Hills.

Clarence Avant is known as Godfather of black music, and is regularly hosted by artists such as Jay-Z and Diddy, LA Reid and Babyface. He started as a talent manager in the 1950s, working at Venture Records in Southern California and founding LA-based Sussex Records and Avant Garde Broadcasting.

He was introduced to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in October.

In the 2019 Netflix documentary, “The Black Godfather”, Nicole Avant credit her mother for helping to keep her father balanced.

“Well, they’ve been married for 52 years, and my mom is really the one who brought my dad and our family the love, passion, and importance of art, culture, and entertainment.” Nicole said in the 2019 film, “While my father did all the dealings, it was my mother who gave me, for example, my love of literature, my love of filmmaking, my love of storytelling.”

Jacqueline Avant, who modeled at the Ebony Fashion Fair, served as president of Neighbors of Watts, a support group focused on childcare. She also serves on the board of directors for UCLA’s Center for International Students.

She married Clarence Avant in 1967. The couple had two children together.

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