JACQUELINE Avant was the wife of 81-year-old music veteran Clarence Avant.
On December 1, 2021, Jacqueline was tragically killed after burglars raided her home.
Clarence Avant and Jacqueline Avant
Who was Clarence Avant’s wife, Jacqueline Avant?
Jacqueline was married to Clarence Avant, an iconic executive in the music industry.
Clarence, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2021, is the subject of the Netflix original documentary, The Black Godfather.
Over the years, he has worked with the likes of Bill Withers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and L.A. Reid and Babyface throughout his illustrious career.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame website describes Clarence as being “cool, savvy, confident, and fearless – someone who makes the impossible possible.”
Outside of her marriage, not much information is available about Jacqueline’s personal life.
What happened to Jacqueline Avant?
Jacqueline was reportedly shot and killed in a horrific robbery at their Beverly Hills home.
Police responded to a home invasion call at 2.30am on December 1 after the caller told the dispatcher someone had been shot, the outlet reported.
Jacquline had allegedly been taken to a nearby hospital by the time cops arrived on the scene.
A source close to the family told TMZ that Clarence was home at the time of the incident but it is unknown if he was hurt.
He was charged with murder on December 6, 2021.
Clarence and Jacqueline Avant have one child together
Do Clarence and Jacqueline Avant have children?
Jacqueline and Clarence Avant are the parents of Nicole Avant, who is married to Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos.
She was the former United States Ambassador to the Bahamas from 2009 to 2011.
She graduated from the California State University, Northridge with a BA in communications before she began her career working for the promotion division of A&M Records in Los Angeles.
In 1988, Nicole was named vice president of Interior Music Publishing, her father’s music company.
After supporting Barack Obama on his 2008 campaign trail, Avant was appointed United States Ambassador to the Bahamas by the former president on June 16, 2009.
At 41, she was the first black woman and the youngest US Ambassador to the Bahamas ever.
Aside from her work in music and politics, she also co-produced her father’s Netflix documentary.
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