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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend, killed in shooting

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By CHRIS PIZZELLO, STEFANIE DAZIO and ANDREW DALTON
Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of music legend Clarence Avant has been fatally shot at home in Beverly Hills, California. Police say Jacqueline Avant was killed in the shooting early Wednesday. She was 81. Police Chief Mark Stainbrook says there have been no arrests. Nothing was stolen from the home and the motive for the shooting remains unclear. Jacqueline Avant led organizations that helped low-income neighborhoods and served on the board of directors of the International Student Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Former President Bill Clinton tweeted that she was “a wonderful woman” who inspired admiration, respect and affection in everyone who knew her.

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