Michael Jackson’s father dies at 89
By Temitope Ojo
Patriarch of the Jackson family and architect of the Jackson 5, has
died at age 89.
Family sources told TMZ that Jackson died early Wednesday morning in
Los Angeles reportedly following a battle with cancer.
TMZ previously reported June 22 that Joe Jackson had been battling
cancer “for some time” but it was “at the end stages” and could not
Joseph Walter Jackson was an American talent manager, and the
patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers which includes the pop
icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.
Jackson was inducted into
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame the class of 2014.