JAY-Z, Diddy and L.A. Reid are among the many notable names who often praise Avant for his contributions to music culture. The 90-year-old North Carolina native was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year and the recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun award, an honor given to non-performing industry professionals.

Meanwhile, Jacqueline served as the President of the Neighbors of Watts, a support group that focused on child care, and was on the Board of Directors of UCLA’s International Student Center. HipHopDX sends our condolences to Avant family.