Jacqueline Avant, wife of music exec Clarence Avant, shot and killed in home robbery

Authorities recommended Avant might have been targeted.

“I don’t think it’s a random attack, but I can’t speculate on that right now,” Beverly Hills Authorities Department (BHPD) Chief Mark Stainbrook stated at an interview on Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect or suspects are at big and the intention is still unidentified, Stainbrook stated. An examination is continuous.

Stainbrook likewise checked out a declaration shared by the Avant household.

“Jacqueline was an amazing woman, wife, mother, philanthropist, and a 55-year resident of Beverly Hills, who has made an immeasurable positive contribution and impact on the arts community,” stated Stainbrook. “She will be missed by her family, friends, and all of the people she has helped throughout her amazing life.”

The Avants wed in 1967 and had 2 kids together. Clarence Avant was inducted into the Rock-and-roll Hall of Popularity previously this year. He was the topic of the 2019 documentary “The Black Godfather,” which took a look at his political impact, musical tradition and work with artists like Expense Withers and Babyface.

After news of her death, leaders in the Los Angeles neighborhood commemorated Avant.

“I’m heartbroken by this morning’s news of the tragic and shocking murder of Mrs. Jacqueline Avant,” Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) stated in a declaration. “Mrs. Avant was a force of compassion and empowerment locally and nationally for decades, as well as a model of service and giving back to those who needed it most.”

“Cookie and I are absolutely devastated at the loss of one of our closest friends Jackie Avant,” Magic Johnson tweeted. “This is the saddest day in our lives.”

CNN’s Sarah Moon added to this story.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.