Michael Jackson’s Father, Joe Is Dead

Joe Jackson, 89, father of the late music mega star, Michael Jackson is dead.

The father of 11, died after a battle with cancer in his Los Angeles

home on Wednesday.

News of Joe’s death comes two days after the ninth anniversary of

Michael’s death.

“He had home nursing care and things took a turn and they wanted to

rush him to the hospital, but it was too late,” a source close to the

Jackson family said, according to Radar online.

Joe, who married Katherine in 1949, had a brief music career before

putting his sons, including Michael and Jermaine, together in a group

called The Jackson 5.


After they were signed to Motown in 1968, the family moved to

California, where the patriarch supervised the group’s recording



He later opened his own record label, establishing the careers of his

youngest son, Randy, and daughter Janet.