Jackie Avant, Wife of Former Motown Boss Clarence, Shot and Killed in Beverly Hills Home Invasion

Daughter Nicole Avant is married to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos

Clarence Avant and wife Jackie Avant in 2017. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

Jackie Avant, the wife of former Motown Boss Clarence Avant, was shot and killed in a Beverly Hills home invasion on Tuesday night, according to Netflix spokesperson.

Jackie and Clarence’s daughter, Nicole Avant is married to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos.

According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, the Beverly Hills Police Communications Center received a phone call regarding a shooting that had just occurred on the 1100 block of Maytor Place. Police units arrived and discovered a victim with a gunshot wound. The suspect(s) were no longer on the scene. Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital. Unfortunately, the victim did not survive. Beverly Hills Police Detectives are on-scene conducting an investigation.

Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark G. Stainbrook will hold a press briefing later today.

Considered the “Godfather of Black music,” music-business executive Clarence Avant helped launch and sustain the careers of a long list of luminaries, including Quincy Jones, Bill Withers and athletes like Muhammad Ali and Hank Aaron.

Most recently back in October, Avant was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

TMZ was first reported the news.

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