Clarence Avant and Jacqueline: The Legacy of a Music Powerhouse and Tragic Loss

By | August 14, 2023

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Clarence Avant, a renowned executive and businessman in the music and entertainment industries, has passed away at the age of 92. Avant played a significant role in shaping the careers of numerous musicians, entertainers, sports stars, and politicians. He was known for his work with Black artists and Black-owned companies, including signing Bill Withers and promoting Michael Jackson’s first solo tour. Avant also had a significant impact in politics, advising multiple presidents and serving as a fundraiser. His legacy was recognized with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021. Anastasia Tsioulcas reported

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Clarence Avant and his wife, Jacqueline, attended a Grammy Awards event in 2020. Avant passed away on Sunday at the age of 92. Jacqueline Avant tragically lost her life in 2021.

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Clarence Avant and his wife, Jacqueline, attended a Grammy Awards event in 2020. Avant passed away on Sunday at the age of 92. Jacqueline Avant tragically lost her life in 2021.

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One of the music and entertainment industries’ most influential figures has passed away. Clarence Avant, an executive and businessman, played a pivotal role in advancing the careers of musicians, entertainers, sports stars, and politicians across generations.
In a statement released to NPR, Avant’s family announced that he peacefully passed away at his Los Angeles home on Sunday at the age of 92. The cause of death has not been disclosed.
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