Michael Jackson’s Father Dies At 89 After Cancer Battle

Joe Jackson dead: Michael Jackson’s father dies aged 89 after cancer battle.
. Joe Jackson has died aged 89 after being hospitalized with stage four pancreatic cancer

Michael Jackson’s fatherJoe Jacksonhas died following a battle with cancer.

The Jackson patriarch, who created one of the world’s most famous boy bands, died in Los Angeles in the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to TMZ. He was 89.

The news comes days after he was hospitalised, with his family confirming he could not “be treated”.

Jermaine Jackson claimed his family had been barred from visiting their father despite being told he was “frail and [didn’t] have long” to live.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “No one knew what was going on – we shouldn’t have to beg, plead, and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this.

“We have been hurting. We were not being told where he was and couldn’t get the full picture. Even from the doctor.”
His death comes almost nine years to the day that his son Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009.
He added: “My mother was worried sick. 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.

“It’s what any family would want, but some people around him think they know better…and they don’t.”

Born July 26, 1928 in Arkansas, the music industry manager was famed for creating the Jackson 5 with his sons Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael.

The group found achieved international success after signing to Motown records in 1969.

He also had sons Randy and Brandon, who died shortly after birth, and daughters Rebbie, La Toya and Janet with his wife Katherine as well as Joh’Vonnie Jackson with Cheryl Terrell, who he had a 25-year-long affair with.

Michael revealed that his father had punished them physically during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 1993. Joe apologised for his actions last year, saying he was “truly sorry”.

Joe had been in and out of hospital in recent years. He suffered a minor stroke in 2012 before being blinded by another in July 2015 while celebrating his 87th birthday in Brazil. He had also suffered three heart attacks.

Joe’s death comes two days after the ninth anniversary of the death of his son Michael who died from a drug overdose on June 25, 2009, aged 50.

The patriarch of the Jackson family led his children to remarkable success in the music industry.

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