‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star LL Cool J Shares Emotional Tribute for Clarence Avant’s Wife

by Chase Thomas

LL Cool J, star of NCIS: Los Angeles penned a beautiful tribute for Clarence Avant’s wife on his personal Instagram this week.

For the caption for the photo, LL Cool J wrote, “My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family of Mrs Avant. May your soul Rest in the highest heaven. 🙏🏾❤️.”

Fans loved the message. One fan wrote, “My heart aches for the family 💔.”

Another wrote, “Just heartbreaking 😢.”

For folks who may not be familiar with what happened, Avant was a philanthropist in Los Angeles who was killed when an intruder entered her home with a gun and fatally shot her. The death has sent shockwaves throughout Los Angeles.

LL Cool J on ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

LL Cool J was a natural early fit on the CBS program NCIS: Los Angeles. This was a good thing, as the show is still moving right along and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. However, when you bring an entirely new group of actors together for a show, you never quite know how the chemistry will go or how it will all unfold. It takes a leap of faith.

The actor and musician talked about those early days in an interview with Daily Actor where he said, “Well, we didn’t create a back-story. I mean, you know, the back-story obviously, you know, Shane is dealing with that but I think that’s about just chemistry in general. I think when you get in a room with people that you like to talk to usually there’s a vibe or there isn’t, you know? You can’t create a vibe. The vibe is there. You go on a blind date, either the vibe is there or it isn’t. So, we just kind of clicked. The chemistry is there. The energy is there. It made it easier, you know?”

LL Cool J points out that you cannot simply force something is not there. If the group does not vibe, there is really nothing you can do about that, as it has to be natural and it has to be something the group all signs up for. It can’t be forced, as he said, but, luckily, they did not have to try and force it as it just worked.

More LL Cool J Notes

Does LL Cool J do a lot of his own stunts? That he does as he said, “Yeah, I do most of them. You know, if a horse or a mule needs to kick me in the head I’ll use a stuntman. Let him go into a coma but I try to do the majority of my stunts because I want people to know that I’m invested in the character and I want to give them the real experience, you know. I wouldn’t have a stunt person on the stage rapping for me, you know what I’m saying? “Yo, go on tour for me. You look like me!” So, I’d rather do my stunts when I can.”

You can watch NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS.