Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, dies at 89

28 June, 2018, 06:24 | Author: Julian Swanson
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Jackson had been battling pancreatic cancer "for some time", according to the outlet.

Despite periods of estrangement from some of his 10 children, family members had been at his bedside in his last few days, his grand daughter Paris said. Three days before he passed, someone running Joe's Twitter account wrote, "I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see".

The tweet came from his official account, though it should be noted his granddaughter Paris Jackson replied, saying it's a attractive tweet, but she doubts whether he wrote it himself.

In the early 1960s Joe began shaping his sons Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and later younger sons Marlon and Michael into a musical group, which became the Jackson 5. Joe Jackson also has another son, Joh'Vonnie Jackson whose mother is Cheryl Terrell.

Jackson was sacked as Michael's manager in 1979 and left out of Michael's will when he died in 2009 at age 50.

In 1968 the group had their first local hit in the Chicago area with "Big Boy". The band, featuring a 7-year-old Michael Jackson had four singles hit the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. He was also involved in a auto accident a year ago.

The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the topic publicly, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Jackson died but had no additional information. Two years later, they signed with Motown Records.

"You taught me to take pride in the Jackson name and what it really means, you taught me dedication in the face of adversity and most of all you showed me strength and fearlessness".

The retired talent manager, who is best known for handling the careers of his children, including his late son Michael Jackson, had been hospitalized for some time, with his wife Katherine and some of his children and grandchildren by his side.

The success of The Jackson 5 led to Michael Jackson going solo, becoming such a major star that he was later dubbed the King of Pop.

The elder Jackson managed daughters Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet in the early 1980s until they, like their brothers before, struck out on their own.

Our thoughts are with Jackson's loved ones during this time of mourning.

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