Joe Jackson Passed Away At Age 89

Joe Jackson & sons
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Joe Jackson, the father of legendary artists Michael and Janet Jackson, has passed away at the age of 89.

According to TMZ, he was hospitalized with terminal cancer, and family and friends were by his beside to give their last goodbyes before his passing. He is the father of 11 children, 10 with Katherine Jackson and a daughter with Cheryl Terrell.

Jackson is the patriarch of arguably the most successful musical family we have ever seen.

He has been suffering numerous health problems in the past few years including a stroke and three heart attacks in 2015, strokes in 2013, and more.