Wife of famed music executive Clarence Avant shot and killed during apparent home invasion robbery
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The wife of famed music executive Clarence Avant was killed at the couple's Beverly Hills home in an apparent home invasion robbery, NBC 4 reports.

Jacqueline Avant suffered a gunshot wound during the apparent robbery, and no suspects have been arrested as of yet. She was transported to a hospital where she died.

An aerial photo showed a broken sliding glass window at the couple's home.

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"Clarence Avant is known as the Godfather of Black Music, and has been regularly celebrated by artists such as Jay-Z and Diddy, L.A. Reid and Babyface," NBC 4's report stated. "He began as a talent manager in the 1950s, worked at Venture Records in Southern California and founded L.A.-based Sussex Records and Avant Garde Broadcasting."

Jacqueline Avant was a former model in the Ebony Fashion Fair and served as president of the Neighbors of Watts, a support group that focused on child care. She was also a member of the board of directors of UCLA's International Student Center.