Joe Jackson, the legendary music manager, and father to iconic singers Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson has died at the age of 89. TMZ reports family sources detailed Joe passed at the at 3:30 AM Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Last week it was reported that Joe Jackson was hospitalized in Las Vegas due to effects of terminal pancreatic cancer. Sources close to the Jackson family patriarch stated he was getting weaker as days progressed and were preparing for a farewell. Joe’s wife, Katherine, and children and grandchildren were at his bedside in his last days. The health problems for Joe have been occurring since 2015 when he suffered from a stroke and three heart attacks, resulting in a pacemaker.
When news of his hospitalization first broke, son Jermaine Jackson shared “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.”
Joe and Katherine Jackson had 10 children over the 60-plus years they were married. Joe Jackson is known for successfully managing the Jackson 5 as a group, along with the solo efforts of his Janet and Michael.
Just days ago the Twitter account associated with Joe Jackson shared an image online with the message “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.”
R.I.P to Joe Jackson.
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. pic.twitter.com/PGcmbulzyC
— Joseph Jackson (@Joe5Jackson) June 24, 2018