The man who with an iron hand created,nutured and promoted one of the greatest Entertainment families in history is dead. Joe Jackson died on Wednesday. He was 89.
Here is a statement released by John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson regarding the Death of the legendary man.
“We are deeply saddened by Mr. Jackson’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Katherine Jackson and the family. Joe was a strong man who acknowledged his own imperfections and heroically delivered his sons and daughters from the steel mills of Gary, Indiana to worldwide pop superstardom,"
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Known for his unwavering determination as he shaped the careers of his offspring. This father ruled his family with an iron fist, reportedly physically abusing them if they screwed up their dance routines, lyrics or timing, and the entire family confirms that the kids had to call him "Joseph," not "Daddy."
Pretty mean it appears. But In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Joe admitted hitting his children with a strap, saying: "It kept them out of jail and kept them right."
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His health troubles escalated in 2015 when he suffered a series of strokes through out the year. Just after his 87th birthday, he suffered another stroke. But strangely, his cause of death ended up being the cancer he had battled for some time. Recently, doctors informed the Patriarch that his cancer had become inoperable and terminal. He had very limited time to live.
Tribute has been pouring in from friends, fans and family as they celebrate his complicated but extraordinary life, and mourn the tragic Death of Joe Jackson.