Joe Jackson dead at 89

By Bandook - June 28, 2018

Joe Jackson dead at 89

The man behind the creation of the Jackson 5 and the father of pop legends like Janet Jackson and the late Michael Jackson, Joe Jackson passed away early Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, aged 89.

According to a report by TMZ, the Jackson family patriarch was hospitalized in June and reportedly with terminal cancer. Other reports state that he was suffering from stage four pancreatic cancer. Prior to that, in 2015, he suffered a stroke and three heart attacks.

One of the most successful parent managers in the music business, his children — Tito, Jackie, Jermaine, Michael and Marlon — got a breakthrough as the Jackson 5, while Michael and Janet would go on to have the most successful careers among all their siblings.

It is learned that the family – Joe’s wife Katherine and some of his children and grandchildren – were present at his bedside.

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