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."
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I will always love you! You gave us strength, you made us one of the most famous families in the world. I am extremely appreciative of that, I will never forget our moments together and how you told me how much you cared. #RIP Joe Jacksonhttps://t.co/F5UfYjEgYx— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) June 27, 2018
Disgusted by some of the comments I’m reading about my grandpa Joe by those who didn’t even know him. Please don't just regurgitate what you were spoon fed by the press. Joe was loved by our ENTIRE family and our hearts are in pain. Let us grieve without the nastiness.#ripthehawk— Taj Jackson (@tajjackson3) June 27, 2018
Joe Jackson, brother beloved, patriarch & creator of one of the most talented American musical dynasties. We will remember him as long as his family’s music plays. Offering prayers and condolences to the Jackson family. #RIP #NeverCanSayGoodbye #JoeJackson pic.twitter.com/ws7vFmeRxi— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) June 27, 2018
RIP to the king that made everything possible!!! I love you grandpa ???? pic.twitter.com/SI1C7lUuG6— RANDY JACKSON (@randyjacksonjr) June 27, 2018