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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend, killed in Beverly Hills shooting

Jacqueline Avant, Clarence Avant
Posted at 12:09 PM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 15:09:37-05

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of music legend Clarence Avant has been fatally shot in Beverly Hills.

Netflix spokeswoman Emily Feingold confirmed that Jacqueline Avant was killed in the shooting early Wednesday. She was 81. Avant’s daughter, Nicole, is married to Ted Sarandos, who is Netflix's co-CEO and chief content officer.

The suspect, or suspects, fled the scene and have not been found. The shooting was reported to Beverly Hills police in a 2:23 a.m. call. Police did not identify the victim and provided few details about the shooting in a news release.

The police chief is expected to hold a briefing later in the day.