Very sad news has surfaced the internet regarding Joe Jackson. What’s more terrible is a quote from his son Jermaine stating Joe’s handlers made it impossible for certain family members to visit with him during his final days. According to The Jasmine Brand:
Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson has passed away in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer. He was 89. Last week, Jackson was reportedly hospitalized and was in the final stages and “could not be treated.” Jackson was the father of Janet Jackson, the late Michael Jackson and their eight siblings. He was the architect of The Jackson 5 and suffered from a variety of health conditions including strokes, dementia and at least one heart attack.Jackson created The Jackson 5 in the 1960’s, while the family was living in Gary,Indiana. The family including wife Katherine, later moved to California, after signing with Berry Gordy’s Motown Records. The group is known for such hit as “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There.”
Janet Jackson recently gave a speech at an award show saying:
My mother [Katherine] nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable, my father, my incredible father, drove me to be the best that I can.