Paris Jackson shares heartfelt tribute to late grandfather Joe Jackson on Instagram: 'I love you, grandpa'

Paris Jackson shares heartfelt tribute to late grandfather Joe Jackson on Instagram: 'I love you, grandpa'
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Within only a few hours of the news of Joe Jackson's death from pancreatic cancer breaking out, his granddaughter — Paris Jackson — shared a sweet tribute on her Instagram, reflecting on the life of her late grandfather, calling him “one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live.”

In the loving message shared on Wednesday, Paris revealed to the world that in his finals moments, Joe was surrounded by his family and loved ones, as he shared stories about his son and her father, Michael Jackson. "Spending those last few moments with you were everything,” the 20-year-old wrote in a lengthy Instagram caption. “Being able to tell you everything I needed to tell you before saying goodbye was such a blessing.”

Her tribute also cherished the relationship she shared with Joe, saying, “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.”

Despite Joe having been quite a controversial figure in the Jackson family, Paris addressed how he was “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,” she added.

The photo Paris posted alongside the tribute was that of her holding the hand of the 89-year-old former music manager and father of 11, in his final moments, followed by several photos of him from the past Her post also had a sweet assurance of the model vowing to make sure that he is “never forgotten,” asking him that he better live up to his promise of visiting her after his death. 

“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.”


Joe Jackson succumbed to his battle with pancreatic cancer on early Wednesday morning. Born on July 26, 1928, in Fountain Hill, Arkansas he had suffered a series of serious health issues of the past years too.

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 Paris Jackson shares Instagram tribute to late grandfather Joe Jackson just hours after his death