Tyler Perry is vowing to help find the person who killed the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant

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Following the fatal shooting Wednesday morning of Jacqueline Avant, wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, Tyler Perry is vowing to help find the killer.

Jacqueline was shot and killed during an invasion of the Avant home in Beverly Hills. She was 81.

“I have no idea what kind of sub-human could shoot an 81-year-old woman, and in her own home,” Perry tweeted. “You can rest assured that every available resource will be used to find whoever is responsible for this awful nightmare.”

During a press briefing, Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark G. Stainbrook read a statement from the Avant family, as reported by ABC Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV.

“The entire Avant family wishes to thank everyone for their outpouring of love, support and condolences for Jacqueline Avant,” the statement said. “Jacqueline was an amazing woman, wife, mother, philanthropist, and a 55-year resident of Beverly Hills, who has made an immeasurable positive contribution and impact on the arts community. She will be missed by her family, friends and all of the people she has held throughout her amazing life.”

In addition to Perry, many other celebrities expressed their grief, including NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, and former President Bill Clinton.

“Jackie was the sweetest person you could ever meet. She had a beautiful soul, kind heart, & always had a kind word for everybody,” Johnson wrote.

“Jackie Avant was a wonderful woman, a great partner to Clarence and mother to Alex and Nicole, an active citizen & a dear friend to Hillary and me for 30 years,” Clinton tweeted.

Clarence, 90, and Jacqueline were married for 54 years and have two children. Clarence Avant was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in October.


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