Michael Jackson’s Father, Joe Jackson Dies

Entertainment’s most notorious father and manager, Joe Jackson has dies at 89. The father of 11, including pop superstar Michael and Janet Jackson, was being cared for in a hospital in Las Vegas.

Jackson was said to be in the final stages of terminal cancer. He had previously suffered a stroke in São Paulo in 2015, along with a number of heart attacks. However reports had been made that Jackson had attempted to prevent visits from his family, withholding information about his location and diagnosis.

His grandson, Taj Jackson, confirmed the news on Twitter. Joe Jackson was instrumental in the careers of his children.

This included the Jackson 5, comprising his sons Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, and later Randy. Later he managed his daughter Janet Jackson’s career.

Jackson’s children and grandchilren have shared their tributes on social media. Jackson is survived by his wife, Katherine, and their children Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Randy and Janet. Jackson is also survived by another daughter, Joh’Vonnie, by Cheryl Terrell.

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Source: AfricaMetro

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