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

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(CNN)Jacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the woman of euphony icon Clarence Avant and mother-in-law to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, was fatally changeable successful her location aboriginal Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for Netflix.

Police suggested Avant whitethorn person been targeted.

"I don't deliberation it's a random attack, but I can't speculate connected that close now," Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) Chief Mark Stainbrook said astatine a property league connected Wednesday afternoon.

    The fishy oregon suspects are astatine ample and the motive is inactive unknown, Stainbrook said. An probe is ongoing.

      Stainbrook besides work a connection shared by the Avant family.

      "Jacqueline was an astonishing woman, wife, mother, philanthropist, and a 55-year nonmigratory of Beverly Hills, who has made an immeasurable affirmative publication and interaction connected the arts community," said Stainbrook. "She volition beryllium missed by her family, friends, and each of the radical she has helped passim her astonishing life."

      The Avants joined successful 1967 and had 2 children together. Clarence Avant was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. He was the taxable of the 2019 documentary "The Black Godfather," which looked astatine his governmental influence, philharmonic bequest and enactment with musicians similar Bill Withers and Babyface.

      After quality of her death, leaders successful the Los Angeles assemblage paid tribute to Avant.

        "I'm heartbroken by this morning's quality of the tragic and shocking execution of Mrs. Jacqueline Avant," Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) said successful a statement. "Mrs. Avant was a unit of compassion and empowerment locally and nationally for decades, arsenic good arsenic a exemplary of work and giving backmost to those who needed it most."

        "Cookie and I are perfectly devastated astatine the nonaccomplishment of 1 of our closest friends Jackie Avant," Magic Johnson tweeted. "This is the saddest time successful our lives."

        CNN's Sarah Moon contributed to this story.

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