- According to media reports, buglers who broke into their Beverly Hills home shot Clarence's wife Jacqueline dead
- Police confirmed Hall of Famer, Clarence Avant, was at home when the incident happened but was not harmed
- Celebrities and media entities took to digital platforms to mourn Clarence's wife Jacqueline
Jacqueline Avant, the wife of legendary music mogul and philanthropist Clarence Avant is dead, Legit.ng has learnt.
According to Beverly Hills authorities, Avant's wife died after she was shot during a home invasion robbery.
The Times reported that Clarence's wife succumbed to gunshots on Wednesday, December 1.
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Lt. Giovanni Trejo of the Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed that police responded to a call of a shooting in the 1100 block of Maytor Place shortly before 2:30 a.m.
A message from the Beverly Hills Police Department read in part:
"At 2:23 am, we received a phone call regarding a shooting that had just occurred... 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 the scene investigating. The City of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Police Department extends our deepest sympathies to the victim’s families.”
Celebrities mourn Jacqueline Avant's death
Jacqueline Avant's death touched the hearts of many people, including world celebrities who took to social media to condole with her family.
The music mogul's wife was killed at the Trousdale Estates, which is a high-end area neighbouring Beverly Hills.
The person who called the cops told the dispatcher someone had been shot.
By the time they arrived, Jackie had already been rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Clarence was not harmed
A source close to the family disclosed that the buglers who broke into the house came in and shot Jacque before trying to steal.
Reports indicate the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Clarence was at home at the time of the incident but was not hurt.
Actor Michael K. Williams found dead in apartment
Meanwhile, renowned actor Michael K. Williams sadly passed away after being found unresponsive in his Brooklyn, New York apartment.
The thespian famous for his breakout role as Omar Little on the drama series The Wire was discovered by a relative, who went to check on him after not hearing from him in a couple of days.
According to TMZ, Michael died from a suspected drug overdose as he was found in the living room of his penthouse with drug apparatus found nearby on the kitchen table.