Joe Jackson, Father of Michael and Janet Jackson, Dead At 89
By CBS NEWS // June 27, 2018
mastermind behind 'The Jackson 5'
ABOVE VIDEO: Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, has died at the age of 89, CBS News has confirmed.
(CBS NEWS) – Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson and the mastermind behind The Jackson 5, has died at 89.
The legendary stage parent and music manager was reportedly battling terminal cancer. Carlos Keyes, representative for Jackson’s son, Tito Jackson, confirmed Joe Jackson’s death.
A Jackson family source told ET that the family’s patriarch was hospitalized on Friday in Las Vegas with terminal cancer.
The source also said that he had been battling cancer for some time, with doctors telling the family that he had a limited amount of time left to live, and that the illness was untreatable.
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