Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music icon Clarence Avant, was shot and killed during an apparent home invasion robbery in Beverly Hills early Wednesday.
Police responded to a report of a shooting around 2:23 a.m. in the 1100 block of Maytor Place, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.
They arrived immediately to find one person suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said the person was taken to a local hospital but unfortunately did not survive.
The shooter was no longer at the scene when officers arrived at the home, according to the department.
Police did not identify the victim, but Netflix confirmed to Deadline and Variety that the victim was Jacqueline.
Jacqueline married record executive Clarence Avant in 1967, and the couple are parents to film producer and former U.S. ambassador Nicole Avant, who is married to Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos.
Astonishingly, Jacqueline was involved in philanthropic work, previously serving as president of the Neighbors of Watts, a support group for the South Central Community Child Care Center, and was on the board of directors of the International Student Center at UCLA, according to IMDB.
On her part, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released a statement saying she was “heartbroken” by the tragic news.
“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. The devastating events of last night along with recent reports of brazen crime in Los Angeles rupture the expectation of safety we have for our friends, families and fellow Angelenos,” said Bass, who is running for Los Angeles mayor.
No further details were available on the shooting.