Clarence Alexander Avant

Clarence Avant, affectionately known as “The Black Godfather,” passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home on Sunday, August 13, 2023. 

Avant, whose leadership and influence has been felt for decades in the music, sports, entertainment and political world along with an unwavering advocacy for African Americans and all those less fortunate was 92-years-old. 

In a statement released by his children Nicole, Alexander and son-in-law Ted Sarandos the Avant/Sarando’s family stated: “It is with a heavy heart that the Avant/Sarandos family announces the passing of Clarence Alexander Avant. 

Through his revolutionary business leadership, Clarence affectionately became known as “the Black Godfather” in the worlds of music, entertainment, politics and sports.