Joe Jackson: Michael Jackson's father dies at 89

Posted June 28, 2018

Citing family sources, TMZ reports Jackson died early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.

"[His stroke] was followed by multiple cardiac arrests - including one where his heart stopped for 10 seconds - that led doctors to fit him with a pacemaker", the Daily Mail reported at the time. The family needs to be by his bedside - that's our only intention in his final days.

A tweet from Joe Jackson's official Twitter account caused more speculation about his health.

Michael then explained just how afraid he was of the man by stating: 'Like there's been times when he'd come to see me, I'd get sick, I'd start to regurgitate'.

Joe's daughter, LaToya Jackson, meanwhile, took to Twitter to honor her father.

Pop star Michael Jackson leaves the Santa Barbara County Courthouse with his father, Joe, left, in Santa Maria, Calif., March 15, 2005, following a day of testimony in Jackson's trial on charges of child molestation. With the addition of Marlon and Michael, The Jackson 5 was born in 1966.

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Similarly, Prince Jackson (son of Michael) posted a photo to his Instagram account in memorium of his late grandfather.

Joe Jackson (center) with sons Michael, Randy and Marlon backstage at the Inglewood Forum on August 26, 1973.

Jackson's health had been ailing over the past few years.

Jermaine Jackson dismissed these wishes, stating that his father was "very, very frail" and did not have long.

By 2012, the once-powerful manager was seen selling Jackson-branded perfume at a cart in a humdrum Las Vegas shopping mall - and entered a legal feud as he did not have rights to the Michael Jackson name.

Two years later, the father signed his sons to a deal with Motown Records, which put them in the company of chart-topping acts such as the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and Marvin Gaye.

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It was Joe who created The Jackson 5 and got them signed first with Steeltown Records and later Motown Records in 1969, which turned them into global stars.

At the height of their stardom, The Jackson 5 sold millions of records and had their own CBS variety show.

The Jackson family has taken to social media to mourn Joe's death. Soon, he brought Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael together to become the Jackson 5.

Daughter Janet Jackson is scheduled to headline this year's Essence Festival in New Orleans in early July.

- Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry)One time for the iconic black daddy, Joe Jackson. RIP. His children told stories about their father being hard on them growing up.

The patriarch of the Jackson family had voiced his desire to hold on through Monday said the family source, which marked the ninth anniversary of his son's death.

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Despite his considerable hand in engineering this dynasty, Joe Jackson never completely rectified himself in the public eye. "This was Gary, Indiana, and I had to make sure that they didn't get in any type of trouble".