Jackie Avant, Wife to Music Icon Clarence Avant, Shot and Killed in Home Invasion in Beverly Hills

Article Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter


Jackie Avant, the wife to legendary music executive Clarence Avant, was shot and killed Wednesday in a home invasion robbery in Beverly Hills, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 81.


Jackie and Clarence’s daughter, Nicole Avant, is married to Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the news to THR, adding that Clarence was not injured.


According to documents provided to THR by the Beverly Hills Police Department, its communications center received a call at 2:23 a.m. in response to a shooting on the 1100 block of Maytor Place. Upon arrival, police discovered a victim with a gunshot wound. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital, but the victim did not survive.


The report, which does not identify Jackie as the victim, confirms the suspect(s) were no longer on the scene when police arrived. Detectives are conducting an investigation, with Police Chief Mark G. Stainbrook expected to hold a news briefing later Wednesday to provide further details.

“The City of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Police Department extends our deepest sympathies to the victim’s families,” BHPD Lt. Giovanni Trejo said in a statement provided to THR.