On Wednesday, June 28, the patriarch of the Jackson family passed away. Joe Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson, passed away at the age of 89.
He granddaughter, Paris Jackson, took to Instagram to mourn her grandfather. She posted a touching photo and shared her last precious moments with her grandfather.
Jackson, who helped launch the careers of his very famous children, died in Las Vegas. His granddaughter was by his side.
On Instagram, the daughter of Michael Jackson posted a photo of what appeared to be her holding her grandfather's hand. She also photos of him as a younger man.
In the lengthy caption, she began: "RIP The HAWK. Joseph Jackson. Spending those last few moments with you were everything."
She continued, "Being able to tell you everything i needed to tell you before saying goodbye was such a blessing. Everyone that came to visit you, came with love, respect, and so much pride in their hearts for you. proud of you, proud to be your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, proud to have your strength and share the dynasty you spent your life creating, and proud to be a Jackson."
She also acknowledged her grandfather's influence. Not only in the careers of his children but also in their lives.
She referred to her grandpa as "the first true Jackson. The legend that started it all."
"None of us would be anywhere near where we're at if it weren't for you," wrote the 20-year-old. "You are the strongest man i know. Your life's work will go down in history, as will you, to be known as one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live."
She also shared that she will "cherish every moment with you til the day i die, especially our last moments."
She revealed how much being able to be by his side meant to her: "Being able to hold your hand, lay with you and cuddle you, give you kisses all over your cheeks and forehead, meant more to me than you'll ever know. Quoting advice you gave me when i was a little kid and seeing your eyes light up, sharing stories my dad used to tell me about you, telling a joke and hearing you laugh for the last time."
Joe Jackson's death came two days after the ninth anniversary of his son—and Paris' father—Michael's death.
"I'll see you in my dreams very very soon," she ended her caption.
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