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Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson's Father, Joe Jackson, Dies at Age 89 After Battling Cancer

Updated On 28 Jun, 2018 Published On

Heartfelt condolence! Joe Jackson, the father of Janet Jackson and late Michael Jackson, has died at the age of 89 on Wednesday, June 27,  after a battle with cancer, multiple sources have confirmed.

Joe's estate's co-executors, John McClain and John Branca also confirmed his death in a statement.

We are deeply saddened by Mr. Jackson’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Katherine Jackson and the family.  Joe was a strong man who acknowledged his own imperfections and heroically delivered his sons and daughters from the steel mills of Gary, Indiana to worldwide pop superstardom. Mr. Jackson’s contributions to the history of music are enormous.  They were acknowledged by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002  in a proclamation naming him as Best Entertainment Manager of All Time;   he was inducted into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 2014 and his son Michael acknowledged him with a Joe Jackson Day at Neverland. We had developed a warm relationship with Joe in recent years and will miss him tremendously.

According to Radar Online reports, Joe died in his Los Angeles home.

A source close to the Jackson family told the outlet, "He had home nursing care and things took a turn and they wanted to rush him to the hospital, but it was too late."

Joe’s death comes only two days after the ninth anniversary of legendary singer and dancer Michael Jackson’s death.

As previously reported, on June 22, Joe had been hospitalized in the final stages of terminal cancer. 

An insider said at the time, "Everyone in the family, from Paris to Janet, is planning to see him. He can still talk and communicate at this point. He’s very weak".

In May 2016, following a check-up at his doctor’s office, the father of 11, whose children also included the members of the Jackson 5, was hospitalized.

The source said,

He wasn’t feeling well over the weekend and last week and he was very sick, so they made an appointment for him to see his doctor and the doctor admitted him to the hospital. They couldn’t really pinpoint what was wrong with him. He had an extremely high fever.

In August 2015, Joe had also suffered a stroke while celebrating his birthday in Sao Paulo.

Joe, who married Katherine Jackson in 1949, had a brief music career before he put his sons, including Michael and Jermaine Jackson in a group called The Jackson 5.

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Katherine filed for divorce from her husband over the years but later removing them, the couple remained married despite Joe having a child with another woman.

In the 1992 miniseries The Jacksons: The American Dream, Joe was portrayed by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and the show won the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame Museum’s Humanitarian Award in 2015.