Michael Jackson's ailing father Joe Jackson dies at 89 after battling with terminal pancreatic cancer
It was quite recently reported that the family matriarch had been admitted to the hospital and was almost on his deathbed, according to his family members
Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson, who was known to be suffering from stage four terminal pancreatic cancer, has reportedly passed away. He was 89. TMZ first broke the news, stating that the Jackson family patriarch died at 3:30 AM on Wednesday in L.A.
It was being reported that the senior Jackson had been admitted to the hospital and was almost on his deathbed. Joe's family members, including his wife Katherine, visited him in the hospital last week, as per reports.
He suffered from a variety of ailments in recent years, including dementia, strokes, and at least one heart attack. Moreover, he had been injured in a car accident last year.
There were also some reports about the ongoing rift between members of the Jackson family and Joe Jackson's inner circle, as to who gets access to him in his reported final days.
"No one knew what was going on — we shouldn't have to beg, plead, and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this," Jermaine Jackson told the Daily Mail.
"We have been hurting. We were not being told where he was and couldn't get the full picture. Even from the doctor. My mother was worried sick. He's very very frail, he doesn't have long. The family needs to be by his bedside — that's our only intention in his final days," Jermaine continued.
Later, Jermaine took to her social media account in order to speak about the claims that her father might be going away very soon. "My father's health is not good, but 'dying' is a harsh word chosen by headline writers, not me. For however long he has left, my mother, siblings, and relatives want to be with him, without hindrance," she wrote.
Joe Jackson was also a manager to pop stars Michael and Janet Jackson, along with the sibling-singing group, The Jackson 5.