The Jackson family patriarch has passed on following a bout with cancer — Joe Jackson was 89-years-old.
A rep for Michael Jackson’s estate tells TMZ, “We are deeply saddened by Mr. Jackson’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Katherine Jackson and the family. Joe was a strong man who acknowledged his own imperfections and heroically delivered his sons and daughters from the steel mills of Gary, Indiana to worldwide pop superstardom.”
In recent years, Joe battled a myriad of health conditions, but most recently, as we reported, he was hospitalized with terminal cancer.
Thankfully, Jackson’s family, including his estranged wife of more than 60 years Katherine, was able to visit before he passed on Wednesday at 3:30am.
RIP Joe Jackson.
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