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Joe Jackson dead at 89

Michael Jackson's father Joe died aged 89 on June 27 Getty Images
Melody Ballard | 28 June, 2018, 02:15

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of music superstars whose iron-fisted guidance both shaped his children's success and traumatized them, died Wednesday, family members said.

TMZ reports the former Jackson 5 manager died Wednesday morning at 3:30 a.m.in Los Angeles.

Joe's health had been ailing in recent weeks and he had reportedly been hospitalised with stage four pancreatic cancer in recent days.

Jackson had been ailing for months, but took a turn for the worse in the past two weeks according to sources close to the family.

Some online have criticized Joe Jackson for how he disciplined his 11 children with wife Katherine Jackson.

Joe had been struggling with health issues for some time.

Joe Jackson, father of the late pop star Michael Jackson, poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the screening of the film "Sils Maria" (Clouds of Sils Maria) in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 23, 2014.

Jackson, who was the father of Michael, Janet, and their eight siblings, was the driving force behind the Jackson 5.

Just days ago the Twitter account associated with Joe Jackson shared an image online with the message "I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see".

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Although several of his children, including son, Michael, have said that their father was abusive and strict, Joe Jackson often denied the allegations.

Jackson was also the father of Joh'Vonnie Jackson, 43, the daughter of Cheryl Terrell, with whom he had a 25-year-long affair. "People wonder why I always have children around".

But Michael Jackson later revealed that he grew up in terror of his father, who would regularly lash him with a belt.

According to family lore, Jackson´s sons would sneak into his closet when Joe Jackson was working and bring out his guitar. "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", Jermaine told the paper said. "My mother [Katherine] nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable, my father, my incredible father, drove me to be the best that I can", she said.

"Blessed to have a family that comes together the way the Jacksons do", Paris Jackson tweeted.

Even amid all that talent, the Jackson 5 stood out.

That all came to a head after a 1993 interview in which a visibly frightened Michael Jackson told Oprah Winfrey that he had lived in fear of his father for his entire life.

Joe Jackson's legacy will live forever, and we're sure he will never be forgotten.

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