After a 2:23 a.m. call, police and paramedics arrived at the home to find Jacqueline Avant (81) suffering from a gunshot wound. She eventually died from her injuries in the hospital.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA: Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of famed music entrepreneur Clarence Avant, was tragically murdered early Wednesday at their home in Beverly Hills, according to authorities.
According to Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook, who spoke at an afternoon news conference, officers and paramedics arrived at the home at 2:23 a.m. to find Jacqueline Avant (81) with a gunshot wound. She was rushed to the hospital, but she died.
When police came, the suspect or suspects had vanished. No one has been detained, and the motivation is still unknown, according to Stainbrook. “The house was not broken into, and no one else was hurt. Someone broke into the house for reasons we don’t know about. I don’t believe it was a random attack, but I can’t say for sure “said the commander.
Jacqueline Avant was a lifelong Los Angeles philanthropist who served on the board of directors of the International Student Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, and directed groups that assisted low-income neighbourhoods such as Watts and South Los Angeles.
Nicole Avant, the Avants’ daughter, is a film producer and former US ambassador to the Bahamas. She is married to Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and Chief Content Officer.
“The entire family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude for everyone’s love, support, and sympathies for Jacqueline Yvonne. Jacqueline was a remarkable woman, a wife, mother, philanthropist, and a 55-year Beverly Hills resident who had an incalculable beneficial impact on the arts community. Her family, friends, and all of the people she assisted during her incredible life will miss her “In a statement, the Avant and Sarandos families said.
Bill Clinton, the former president of the United States, also paid her respect. “Jackie Avant was a fantastic woman, a loving partner to Clarence and mother to Alex and Nicole, an active citizen, and a long-time friend of Hillary and me. Everyone who knew her was filled with adoration, respect, and devotion. We’re devastated. She’ll be sorely missed “On Twitter, Clinton stated.