By: Savannah Smith | 06-27-2018 | News
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Joe Jackson, Patriarch of the Jackson 5, Is Dead at 89

Pop superstar Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, is dead at the age of 89. Family sources confirmed the news of the Jackson patriarch’s demise to media.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Joe Jackson, Michael’s father who founded the Jackson 5, has died at 89 <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Bloomberg (@business) <a href="">June 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Entertainment site TMZ reported that Jackson died at a hospice in Las Vegas. The hospice is connected to a hospital where he was earlier admitted. Jackson died early Wednesday morning.

Jackson was hospitalized in June with terminal cancer. His family members have been taking turns visiting him to be at his bedside since then. He has been struggling with health problems the past years when he suffered a stroke and three heart attacks.

Jackson is best known for being the manager who launched the sensational singing career of the Jackson 5 featuring his sons Michael, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito. He also launched the solo careers of Michael and Janet Jackson. Michael, of course, was known as the “King of Pop” and became one of the biggest stars the music industry has ever produced globally.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">People can say what they want about Joe Jackson. He is a genius, mastermind and the one who started it all.</p>&mdash; nb (@arieszyna) <a href="">June 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Due to the phenomenal success of Michael, and also the solid career Janet enjoyed, the elder Jackson is regarded as perhaps the most successful parent managing his children in the history of music.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Joe Jackson gave us Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and the Jackson 5. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPJoeJackson</a> <br><br>In 1991, the Jackson family celebrated the first Joe Jackson Day. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Janet Jackson Fans (@JanetFanz) <a href="">June 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Joe, however, has been widely accused for abusing parenting and management practices, including physical brutality. He reasoned that his “methods” made his children successful and “kept them out of jail.”

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Joe stood by Michael during his molestation trial, although he was criticized after Michael’s death for allegedly trying to profit from his son’s death.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Joe Jackson was a complicated man but despite everything, if ever Michael was in trouble, the first person he always asked for was his dad - and he always showed up. As MJ was bullied &amp; poisoned to death, he asked repeatedly for Joe, who was kept out. Noe back to your <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FakeNews</a></p>&mdash; Sleeksigma (@TheDetMI) <a href="">June 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Joe had 10 children with Katherine, his wife of 60 years, although they no longer lived together during the last years of his life, although they always interacted.

A rep from Michael’s estate has offered their sympathies and also said: “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."


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Anonymous No. 29915 2018-06-28 : 00:46

Joe Jackson was a pedophile you Thai nigger

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