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Jacksons’ patriarch, Joe Jackson, dead at 89

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Joe Jackson, father of the Jackson family of performers including the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, died of cancer in Los Angeles at age 89.
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Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, had been battling terminal pancreatic cancer and died early morning on June 27, 2018. He was 89.

Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson and his musical siblings, is dead.

TMZ reports family the patriarch died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in Los Angeles, one day after his 89th birthday.

The elder Jackson was hospitalized in June with terminal pancreatic cancer.

Son Jermaine told the Daily Mail, “He’s very, very frail, he doesn’t have long. The family needs to be by his bedside — that’s our only intention in his final days.”

A tweet sent from Joe Jackson’s account, sent June 24, said, “I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see. The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not the sun sets when the time comes.”

However, a day later, Paris Jackson (daughter of Michael) denied her grandfather penned the tweet himself.

Jackson was born July 26, 1928, in Fountain Hill, Ark. He married his wife, Katherine, in 1949.

The couple had 10 children: Maureen, 68, Jackie, 67, Tito, 64, Jermaine, 63, La Toya, 62, Marlon, 61, Randy, 56, and Janet, 52.

His son Michael died at age 50 in 2009 and another son Brandon died at birth in 1957.

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