Jacqueline Avant, the 81-year-old wife of music director, entrepreneur and businessman Clarence Avant, 90, was shot and killed in a home burglary. She was found dead at her Beverly Hills home and according to police documents, the BH Police Department Communications Center received a phone call at 2:23 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1 after a shooting on the 1100 block of Maytor Place. Officers discovered a gunshot wounded victim who was later admitted to the local hospital by paramedics at the scene. However, the victim could not survive.
A number of celebrities have died after being shot in the recent past. UFC Knights footballer Otis Anderson Jr, 23, was killed at his home in Jacksonville, Fla. On November 29. It was reported that his own father Otis Anderson Sr had killed him before shooting the athlete’s mother, Denise, who was in critical condition. Rapper Young Dolph was gunned down in Memphis on November 17 outside a store where he stopped to buy cookies. The rapper is survived by his partner Mia Jaye and their two children. Rapper Big Wan, 19, a promising rapper from Wisconsin was gunned down in Milwaukee on November 26 in his own bedroom. Retired Olympic runner Emmit King, 62, was shot dead in a pistol duel near Bessemer, Alabama.
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Who are the children of Clarence and Jacqueline Avant?
Clarence and Jacqueline Avant have been married since 1967 and have spent 54 years together that year. Jacqueline died after several shots were fired at their home in Trousdale Estates near Beverly Hills, according to Deadline. She previously served as chair of the Neighbors of Watts, the support group for the South Central Community Child Care Center, and served on the board of directors of the International Student Center at UCLA. The couple are parents to Nicole, 53, and their son Alexander Du Bois Avant, 50.
Nicole was married to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos. She previously served as the United States’ Ambassador to the Bahamas before becoming a film producer. Du Bois is an actor and appeared in Netflix’s “The Black Godfather”. Recording artist Sparkle tweeted a message to the Avant family: “Truly saddened to learn of the loss of Clarence Avant’s wife, Jacqueline. Sending love and prayers to Mr. Avant and to his family. ~ Sparkle “
Truly saddened to learn of the loss of Clarence Avant’s wife Jacqueline. Sending love and prayers to Mr. Avant and his family. 🙏🏽💚 ~ Sparkle https://t.co/ctZTFeoIOH
– Sparkle Sparkles (@iSparklei) December 1, 2021