Joe Jackson Dead - Jackson Family Patriarch Dies at 89

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Mindy Small via Getty Images Joe Jackson attends the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Jackson's youngest child Janet, like Michael, would achieve superstar status as a solo artist.

Jackson had been battling pancreatic cancer, and his condition worsened last week.

"I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see", read a tweet posted Sunday from Jackson's official Twitter account. "It's now a waiting game, and the end could come at any time". Joe Jackson is also the father of Joh'Vonnie Jackson from an extramarital relationship.

"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", he told the outlet at the time. I am extremely appreciative of that, I will never forget our moments together and how you told me how much you cared.

Joe Jackson - the patriarch of the Jackson family - has died.

Jackson married his wife, Katherine, in 1949.

Joe Jackson is credited for his role in shaping the successful careers of his children, specifically Michael Jackson and the creation of the Jackson 5 (comprised of Michael, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon).

Marlon's twin, Brandon, died soon after birth.

The Jackson family circa 1971. Jackson had a hard relationship with his troubled son.

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Marlon Jackson (from left), father Joe Jackson, an unidentified friend, Michael Jackson and Randy Jackson backstage at the Inglewood Forum on August 26, 1973. The artists he signed toured with The Jackson 5 that year, performing as the groups' opening acts during their global tour.

At the height of their stardom, The Jackson 5 sold millions of records and had their own CBS variety show. He spent endless hours perfecting their stage act, organized their tours and recording contracts, and helped seal a ground-breaking sponsorship deal with PepsiCo 1984, according to his 2004 memoir.

When accepting the 2018 Impact Award at the Radio Disney Awards on Friday, June 22, Janet Jackson took the time to thank her mother and father.

Joe Jackson was portrayed on film by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs on the 1992 miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream", and by Frederic Tucker on the 2004 VH1 biopic "Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story". "Disgusted by some of the comments I'm reading about my grandpa Joe by those who didn't even know him", Taj, who is Tito Jackson's son, tweeted.

"This is bad, real bad Michael Jackson, Now I'm mad, real mad Joe Jackson", Kanye West rhymed in Keri Hilson's 2009 hit, "Knock You Down". "This was the main thing". "I came out with some kids that everybody loved all over the world". "It kept them out of jail and kept them right", he said.

"We are deeply saddened by Mr. Jackson's passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs". They were acknowledged by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 in a proclamation naming him as Best Entertainment Manager of All Time.

Following Michael's highly-rated interview with Winfrey in 1993, Joe Jackson's reputation began to decline, though his wife and most of Michael's siblings publicly defended him in the face of abuse allegations.

"He says, 'Call my father.' This was before he passed".

Now sources close to Joe gave revealed that he is "significantly weaker". "But they didn't get in touch with me". Bodyguards said they turned away Joseph Jackson when he appeared at the gate wanting to visit his grandchildren. "Yeah, I whipped my kids and back then there was nothing wrong with that", he said.

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