The patriarch of the famous legendary group the Jackson 5, Joe Jackson has passed on at age 85 at a hospice in Las Vegas.
According to reports, Joe Jackson passed away at the early hours on Wednesday. He was hospitalized for terminal cancer in June.
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The father of the Jackson 5; which included Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson has been the most successful parent to manage and develop his children’s music careers.
In 2015, he suffered a stroke in São Palo along multiple number of heart attacks.
Joe’s legacy is the shaping and promotion of the Jackson 5, comprising his sons Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, and later Randy.
The young family band from Gary, Indiana, became a phenomenon in the late 1960s and 70s, with their first four singles, I Want You Back in 1969, and ABC, The Love You Save and I’ll Be There in 1970, topping the Billboard charts.
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Jackson is survived by his wife, Katherine, and their children Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Randy and Janet. Their seventh child, Brandon, died at one day old on 13 March 1957.
Michael Jackson died aged 50 on 25 June 2009. Jackson is also survived by another daughter, Joh’Vonnie, by Cheryl Terrell.