Michael Jackson’s father Joe Jackson passed away at the age of 89. He was battling against cancer. Joe passed away at a hospice in Las Vegas. The hospice is connected to a hospital where Joe was admitted, and he was moved to the hospice a day and a half ago before his death.
He was the patriarch and manager of American musical dynasty that included the ‘the Jackson 5’. The estate of Michael Jackson confirmed Joe’s death via a statement.
“We are deeply saddened by Mr. Jackson’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Katherine Jackson and the family,” co-executors of the estate John Branca and John McClain said in a statement.
“We had developed a warm relationship with Joe in recent years and will miss him tremendously.”
Joe died two days after the death anniversary of his son, King of Pop Michael Jackson.
Taj Jackson, Joe’s grandson, also confirmed his death in a tweet.
“Thank you Grandpa for the amazing strength, determination and pride you showed this family. The Jackson legacy would not exist without you. I lost a grandfather but heaven gained The Hawk.” Joe is survived by Katherine, 88, and nine of his 11 children.
His five sons – Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael – became the Jackson 5, joined at times by younger brother Randy, who also pursued a solo career. Joe’s three daughters – LaToya, Rebbie, and, most famously, Janet – all fashioned their own pop careers under Jackson’s management, with varying levels of recognition.