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Jackson 5 patriarch Joe Jackson dead at 89: family

Jackson 5 patriarch Joe Jackson dead at 89: family”

Joe Jackson with Mike Tyson on the red carpet for the "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth-Live on Stage" grand opening show at the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Las Vegas Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Jackson died at 2:55 a.m. on Wednesday at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.

Prince Michael Jackson, the son of late pop legend Michael Jackson, captioned a photo on Instagram: 'This man is and always will be an example or sheer willpower and dedication.

Joe Jackson - the father of Michael, Janet, La Toya, and their seven siblings, and the mastermind behind the Jackson 5 - has died.

Joe Jackson's grandson, Randy Jackson Jr., also confirmed the family patriarch's death on Twitter.

The elder Jackson managed daughters Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet in the early 1980s until they, like their brothers before, struck out on their own.

He and Katherine had 10 children; nine survived to have recording careers starting with the Jackson 5, who became instant worldwide pop sensations when they burst on the scene. "I whipped him with a switch and a belt". "'You call me Joseph, '" she recalled him saying. "You beat someone with a stick".

"I worked with Joe Jackson both on some of our Michael Jackson appearances, and equally with Janet when we brought her to "Fame" to play Cleo in 1984", Ehrlich said. "I can't stand them".

Family members were divided for years over legal battles, jealousies, arguments over money and estrangements.

Sources close to the Jackson family patriarch stated he was getting weaker as days progressed and were preparing for a farewell.

"We have been hurting".

"We were not being told where he was and couldn't get the full picture, even from the doctor".

Joe Jackson was born in 1928 in Fountain Hill, Arkansas to Samuel Jackson and Crystal Lee King and in his memoir, he described his childhood as "lonely and with only a few friends".

As noted in his memoirs, Jackson's father was "domineering" and "strict".

He was a guitarist who put his own musical ambitions aside to work in the steel mills to support his wife and nine children.

Jackson would go on to enlist almost all of his children as performers at various times. Another son, Marlon's twin Brandon, died as an infant in 1957. Two years later, the father signed his sons to a deal with Motown Records, which put them in the company of acts such as the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and Marvin Gaye.

A dominant and and often unbending figure, Jackson formed the Jackson 5 with his sons Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael. "Very tough. Jacksons don't cry", Janet quipped.



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