Jackson family members mourn patriarch's death

Jackson family members mourn patriarch's death

Cape Town - Joe Jackson, the fearsome stage dad of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings, who took his family from poverty and launched a musical dynasty, died on Wednesday. He was 89.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed that Joe Jackson died at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas but provided no other details.

Following news of his death, Jackson family members took to social media, paying tribute to the family patriarch.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson, also released a statement on Wednesday.

"We are deeply saddened by Mr. Jackson's passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Katherine Jackson and the family. Joe was a strong man who acknowledged his own imperfections and heroically delivered his sons and daughters from the steel mills of Gary, Indiana, to worldwide pop superstardom."