Wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant fatally shot in Beverly Hills home

Beverly Hills police officers responded to a home just before 2:30 a.m. where they found one person shot. The unidentified victim was taken to a hospital and died. It was unclear why the home was targeted. 

No suspects were found at the scene. 

A Netflix spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News that the victim was 81-year-old Jacqueline Avant. Avant’s daughter, Nicole, is married to Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer. 

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EXCLUSIVE: Crime scene photos of broken window and detectives at the home of Clarence Avant wife's murder. 01 Dec 2021 Pictured: Clarence Avant. Photo credit: APEX / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA810028_001.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]

EXCLUSIVE: Crime scene photos of broken window and detectives at the home of Clarence Avant wife’s murder. 01 Dec 2021 Pictured: Clarence Avant. Photo credit: APEX / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA810028_001.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency] (The Mega Agency)

Avant was a local philanthropist and president of the Neighbors of Watts support group. She also served on the board of directors of the International Student Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Her 90-year-old husband is known as the “Godfather of Black Music” and was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Former President Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris were among those who paid tribute to him in a video made for the induction ceremony in October.

Jacqueline Avant, left, and Clarence Avant appear at the 11th Annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2020. She was fatally shot early Wednesday in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Mark Von Holden Invision/AP, File)

Jacqueline Avant, left, and Clarence Avant appear at the 11th Annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2020. She was fatally shot early Wednesday in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Mark Von Holden Invision/AP, File)

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