Joe Jackson, father to late pop legend and icon, Michael Jackson has passed away. According to family sources, Joe passed away in the early hours of Wednesday at a hospice in Las Vegas, reports TMZ.
Joe, aged 89 had been battling pancreatic cancer for some time now. He was hospitalized 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 3 heart attacks back in 2015. Doctors implanted a pacemaker.
He with a little help from Diana Ross, engineered the music careers of the Jackson 5 and then Michael and Janet as solo artists.
He stood by Michael during his molestation trial.
For the past few years, Joe and his wife Katherine had been living apart following a 69 years relationship during which he had fathered a love child.
The 2 did not live together but they frequently interacted.