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Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson dies aged 89

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty has died at the age of 89 in a Las Vegas hospital.

Jackson was the father and at times manager to pop stars Michael and Janet Jackson, along with the sibling-singing group, The Jackson 5.

The elder Jackson’s death came two days after the ninth anniversary of the death of his son, Michael.

He and Katherine Jackson got married in 1949. They moved into into a home on Jackson Street in Gary, Indiana, the following year, where they welcomed their first of 10 children, Maureen “Rebbie” Jackson.

Rebbie was followed by Sigmund “Jackie” Jackson in 1951, Toriano “Tito” Jackson in 1953, Jermaine Jackson in 1954, La Toya Jackson in 1956, Marlon Jackson in 1957, Michael Jackson in 1958, Steven Randall “Randy” Jackson in 1961 and Janet Jackson in 1966.

Our condolences to his family. This is a life well lived!

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