Michael Jackson’s father Joe Jackson dies at 89 after battling with cancer

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Joe Jackson, Father and music manager of the famous Jackson family has died at the age of 89.

Joe Jackson had been battling with pancreatic cancer for a while before his death. The Jackson family have now confirmed his death.

Joe Jackson was the mastermind of the Jackson Family musical breakthrough and then dominance in the 60’s. He started with his five sons before also taking charge of his daughters career, including that of Janet Jackson.

He was born on July 26, 1928 in Arkansas but was thrust into limelight with the successes of his children, which he managed himself, of which he was accused numerous times of maltreating. Some of the Children, including Micheal accused him of physical, emotional and verbal abuse, something the father of 11 insisted was the right way to raise the kids, saying it “kept them out of jail and kept them at home.”

Joe is survived by his wife Katherine and their children Maureen, 68, Jackie, 67, Tito, 64, Jermaine, 63, La Toya, 62, Marlon, 61, Randy, 56, and Janet, 52.

 

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