Joe Jackson (father of Michael Jackson) dies at 89

Michael Jackson, right, gestures as he and his father, Joe Jackson, depart the Santa Maria Superior Court during Michael’s child molestation trial on March 8, 2005. (Photo by Kimberly White-Pool/Getty Images)

Joe Jackson, the father of music legends Michael and Janet Jackson, has died at age 89, a person close to the family has confirmed to the BBC.

Jackson passed away early on Wednesday morning after he had been in hospital for terminal pancreatic cancer, celebrity news website TMZ reports.

His death comes just two days after the anniversary of his son Michael Jackson’s death nine years ago.(BBC report)
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