Jackson family patriarch, Joe Jackson, dies at 89

Jackson family patriarch, Joe Jackson, dies at 89

Jackson family patriarch, Joe Jackson, dies at 89

Entertainment sites including TMZ said Jackson died with family around him in Los Angeles. Sources close to the Jackson family patriarch stated he was getting weaker as days progressed and were preparing for a farewell. His wife, Katherine, had been at his bedside as were some of Joe's children and grandchildren.

He had been battling health problems for some time now and was previously hospitalized in 2016 after coming down with a high fever. In 1975, Joe Jackson oversaw a new deal for the band-now renamed The Jacksons-with Epic Records, the label for which Michael would ultimately record the massively successful albums Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, and unsafe.

The controversial figure helped launch The Jackson 5 and the solo careers of Michael and Janet Jackson.

"I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see".

Speaking to TMZ, the source added: 'It's now a waiting game, and the end could come at any time'.

Joe Jackson patriarch of the Jackson family music group is dead at 89.

Jackson is survived by his wife, Katherine, and his ten children, Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Brandon, Randy, Janet, and Joh'Vonnie.

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A father of 11, Jackson was famous for creating the Jackson Five, made up of his sons Jermaine, Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Michael.

As the group's manager, Jackson put his sons through long, regimented rehearsals.

Over the weekend singer Janet Jackson paid tribute to her father as she accepted an award.

The tweet came from his official account, though it should be noted his granddaughter Paris Jackson replied, saying it's a handsome tweet, but she doubts whether he wrote it himself. Jackson also had a daughter out of wedlock.

"My mother nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable", she said. The young family band from Gary, Indiana, became a phenomenon in the late 1960s and 70s, with their first four singles, I Want You Back in 1969, and ABC, The Love You Save and I'll Be There in 1970, topping the Billboard charts. Offering prayers and condolences to theJackson family.

Previous year he said he was "truly sorry" for the way he treated them.

The couple split a few times and lived apart for decades, but they reportedly never divorced. In a widely watched 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey, then mega-star Michael broke down in tears as he discussed his father's beatings, and he later excluded him from his will. "I'm glad I was tough because look what I came out with", he told CNN in 2013.

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