In Memoriam: Fallen Stars of 2021
Clarence Avant is mourning the lack of his spouse, Jacqueline "Jackie" Avant.
In line with TMZ, the music govt's partner was shot and killed throughout a house invasion theft at their residence in Beverly Hills on Dec. 1. She was 81.
The Beverly Hills Police Division advised E! Information its communications middle obtained a telephone name at 2:23 a.m. relating to a taking pictures that had occurred. When the police arrived on the scene, the division continued, they discovered a sufferer with a gunshot wound however the suspect or suspects had been not on the scene. The police stated the sufferer was transported to a neighborhood hospital by the Beverly Hills Fireplace Division paramedics however didn't survive.
Whereas police didn't identify the sufferer, a spokesperson for Netflix confirmed to NBC News that Jacqueline Avant was shot and killed. Her daughter Nicole Avant is married to Netflix co-CEO and chief content material officer Ted Sarandos. A Netflix spokesperson additionally advised The Hollywood Reporter that Clarence was not injured through the dwelling invasion.
A household supply advised TMZ, which was first to report Jacqueline's demise, that the individuals who broke into the home shot Jacqueline. The police advised E! Information there's an ongoing murder investigation.
"The Metropolis of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Police Division extends our deepest sympathies to the sufferer's households," the police stated.
Early in her profession, Jacqueline was an Ebony Vogue Truthful mannequin. She wed Clarence, who was just lately inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame, in 1967 and collectively they welcomed two kids: Nicole and Alex Avant. In line with the Los Angeles Times, Jacqueline was a philanthropist and labored with various organizations, together with the UCLA Worldwide Scholar Heart.
Nicole spoke about her dad and mom' relationship with NBC News following the discharge of Netflix's documentary about her dad The Black Godfather, which she produced.
"Properly, they have been married for 52 years, and my mother is basically the one who dropped at my father and our household the love and fervour and significance of the humanities and tradition and leisure," Nicole stated through the January 2020 interview. "Whereas my father was in it, making all of the offers, my mom was the one who gave me, for instance, my love of literature, my love of filmmaking, my love of storytelling."
"Her bringing that vitality and her ardour for the humanities type of saved my dad balanced," she continued. "She's the umbrella in his life."