Joe Jackson Has Died At The Age Of 89 After Battle With Cancer, Paris Jackson Writes Touching Tribute On Instagram
On Wednesday, we basically told you Joe Jackson was on his death bed. Sources close to the family told reporters it was now “a waiting game, and the end could come at any time.”
Well, sadly…that time is now. Just hours after posting the story, reports started to come out that Jackson had died, and now we have official confirmation.
He passed away Wednesday morning at a hospice in Las Vegas. The hospice was reportedly connected to the hospital Joe had been in. He was moved to the hospice just a day and a half ago. As we reported, he had terminal cancer.
The past two years, Joe had struggled with a number of health problems. He’s had a stroke and three heart attacks.
“Joe may have been the most successful parent managing his children in the history of music. He, with a little help from Diana Ross, engineered the careers of The Jackson 5, and then Michael and Janet Jackson as solo artists.”
Of course, he also faced a lot of heat for his abusive parenting style. He basically admitted to the abuse, but did not apologize for it.
Paris Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson, went on her Instagram account to pay tribute to her grandfather. She was there with him during his final moments, and she says it was such a blessing being able to tell him everything she needed before his death.
Check out her emotional post below…
RIP The HAWK. Joseph Jackson. spending those last few moments with you were everything. 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. you are 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. 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. i will cherish every moment with you til the day i die, especially our last moments. 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.. my heart is full knowing we left each other in that way. i made you promise me you’ll come visit me. you agreed and i’m going to hold you to it. and i promised you that we will keep telling your story, over and over. to never be forgotten. my great grandchildren will know who joseph jackson is. i love you grandpa. so so so much that words can’t describe. i have immense gratitude for you, and always will. we all feel that way. thank you for everything. truly. rest in peace and transition. i’ll see you in my dreams very very soon.