“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

Joe Jackson, father of Michael, dead at 89

Duration: 01:08s - Published: < > Embed
News video: Joe Jackson, father of Michael, dead at 89

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, has died at the age of 89.

Linda So reports.


Joe Jackson, father of Michael, dead at 89

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of one of America's most successful musical families, has died at the age of 89.

Jackson, who was the father of Michael and Janet Jackson and their sibling group, the Jackson 5, had been stricken with cancer.

Jackson launched his children's musical dynasty but was also alleged to have abused them both verbally and physically.

Their relationship was marred by legal battles, money disputes and jealousies.

Joe was estranged from his wife Katherine and many of his other children, including superstars Janet and Michael.

Joe was born in Arkansas and had tried careers as a boxer and a guitarist until he took note of his sons' musical talents.

He called them the Jackson 5 and with Michael as the talented lead sing, they would become one of the world's top acts.

But it came at a price.

As the group's manager, Jackson put his sons through long, regimented rehearsals.

Michael, who died in 2009 of a drug overdose, once said he was so afraid of his father he would sometimes vomit when he saw him.

Joe Jackson reportedly died in a Las Vegas hospital.

You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest