STATEMENT OF SIR LUCIAN GRAINGE, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, ON THE PASSING OF CLARENCE AVANT
“Clarence Avant’s extraordinary musical legacy has been felt for decades and will be felt for decades to come. He will be remembered as both a brilliant catalyst and protector of culture. His understated yet powerful influence transcended music, spanning the worlds of entertainment, sports and politics. I am profoundly grateful for his friendship and mentorship. We have lost an incomparable visionary whose brilliance, humor, irreverence, and love made the world a better place.
On behalf of everyone at UMG, we offer our deepest condolences to Nicole, Ted and Alex and to their entire family.”
Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group.