The patriarch of the Jackson family, Joseph “Joe” Jackson, died at age 89 in a Las Vegas hospital. No cause of death was released, thought it had been reported recently that he was suffering health problems.
Joe Jackson was at some points manager to both Michael and Janet Jackson. as well as The Jackson 5.
He was a larger than life figure to his children who faced criticism for his harsh and sometimes physical discipline. He also weathered through more criticism after his estranged wife released a book detailing his extramarital affairs.
Just a few days ago, Janet Jackson thanked her father at the Radio Disney awards ceremony. “My mother nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable,” she said. “My father, my incredible father drove me to be the best I can. My siblings set an incredibly high standard, a high bar for artistic excellence.”