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Michael Jackson's Dad, Joe Jackson Passes Away At 89

TMZ reported about an hour ago that Michael Jackson's Dad, Joe Jackson has died at 89. The elder Jackson died two days after the ninth anniversary of the demise of his megastar son, Michael, who died on June 25th, 2009 at the age of 50. Family sources tell the online celebrity and entertainment news outlet that Joe passed away at 3:30 AM on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Joe was hospitalised in June with terminal cancer. His family had been flocking to his bedside since. His wife, Katherine, had been at his bedside as were some of Joe's children and grandchildren, TMZ reported.

"Joe had been battling health problems for some time now. He was hospitalised back in 2016 after coming down with a high fever. But, he bounced back not long after and was seen partying in Vegas.
"His health was also fragile after a stroke and three heart attacks back in 2015. Doctors implanted a pacemaker," TMZ noted.

Joe may have been the most successful parent managing his children in the history of music. He, with a little help from Diana Ross, engineered the careers of The Jackson 5, and then Michael and Janet Jackson as solo artists.
The elder Jackson took a lot of heat from Michael and his siblings for abusing parenting and management practices, including physical brutality.
Joe agreed to it but, far from apologising, he said his methods made his kids successful and kept them out of jail.



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