Joe Jackson, Father Of Michael Jackson Dies At 89

Joe Jackson, Father Of Michael Jackson Dies At 89

by | 27th June 2018

Joe Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical dynasty of the Jackson family has passed on following a battle with cancer.


Jackson was the father and at times manager to pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, along with the sibling-singing group, The Jackson 5.


Joe suffered numerous health problems in recent years, including several strokes in 2013.


In 2015, he was hospitalized for a stroke and suffered three heart attacks, after which he had a pacemaker installed.


Last month, Joe who was admitted to the hospital with terminal cancer was said to be surrounded by family members.


Jackson was a former Golden Gloves boxer, semi-pro musician and steelworker when he began coaching his pre-teen sons in a family band, initially known as the Jackson Brothers and later as the Jackson 5, in the early ’60s.