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Joe Jackson, Father of Michael Jackson, Has Passed Away at 89

The news filtered through our different social media accounts yesterday and for many it was another opportunity to look into the life of Michael Jackson.

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the father who launched the Jackson family musical dynasty, passed away yesterday at a hospital in Las Vegas, he was 89 years old.

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On June 21, his son Jermaine Jackson, had reported to the Daily Mail “he’s very frail, and doesn’t have long

As if to prepare the world for his exit,on Sunday, a post from Joe Jackson’s Twitter account read “I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see. The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not, the sun sets when the time comes”.

He was the father of pop star Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and was the manager of The Jackson 5.

Jackson is survived by his wife Katherine, who is 88 years old and nine of his 11 children.

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