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The most infamous father of Hollywood, Joe Jackson has passed away at the age of 89 after a battle with terminal cancer. He was hospitalized back in June as he ended the final stages of the disease, with family all around him. Joe had many health battles, having a strokes and 3 heart attacks back in 2015, leading doctor to give him pacemaker.
A rep for Michael’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.”
Joe had 10 kids with Katherine, his wife of more than 60 years. The 2 did not live together and had a strained relationship for the last years of his life, but they frequently interacted.
Written by Clarke Jones