The family of the legendary Michael Jackson is currently in mourning after another family member passed away. Joe Jackson — Michael’s father, known as the patriarch of the Jackson 5, sadly died around 3:30 AM Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, California. He was 89 years old at the time of his death.
TMZ broke the devastating news to the public late Wednesday morning. This news comes roughly nine years after the death of his son, Michael, in 2009.
As reported earlier this month, sources confirmed that Jackson was on his “deathbed” following a battle with terminal cancer. Although he became a controversial figure after Michael wrote a book detailing his father’s abusive actions, fans still sent their love and prayers to the family.
His wife and children spent much time by his side during his final days.
Prior to his cancer battle, Jackson had several other health complications. According to TMZ, he suffered a stroke and three heart attacks in 2015; he was also hospitalized in 2016 with a high fever.
This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available. Please keep the Jackson family in your prayers during this time. May God bring them peace and comfort!
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