Michael Jackson's father has died

Michael Jackson's father has died

The father of late King of Pop music, Michael Jackson, has died aged 89.

Joe Jackson, According to the Associated Press and TMZ, died on a hospital bed in Las Vegas where he was receiving treatment for terminal pancreatic cancer.

Joe Jackson's death was confirmed by his grandson, Taj Jackson on his Twitter handle as he also took a swipe at critics who had turned to social media with trolls and insults on the late Jackson.

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"Disgusted by some of the comments I’m reading about my grandpa Joe by those who didn’t even know him. Please don't just regurgitate what you were spoon fed by the press. Joe was loved by our ENTIRE family and our hearts are in pain. Let us grieve without the nastiness.#ripthehawk," he stated.

Michael Jackson's father has died

Michael Jackson's father has died (Photo credit: BBC.co.uk)

The passing away of Joe Jackson closely follows the 9th anniversary of Michael Jackson which was held on the 26th of June.

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The man, Joe Jackson, is respected by the music industry for shaping the music careers of his children who made the world's most loved 'The Jackson 5' which was made up of Michael, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon. Joe Jackson is survived by his wife Katherine, 88, and nine of his 11 children.

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