Joe Jackson
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Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the legendary Jackson family, is dead. He was 89 years old.

According to TMZ, Joe passed away at 3:30 AM on Wednesday (June 27), after battling cancer.

He died at a hospice in Las Vegas, after being moved there earlier this week.

As previously reported, he was hospitalized earlier this month with terminal cancer. But, his health has been on the decline for a few years now. Back in 2016, he was hospitalized with a high fever. Before that, he suffered a stroke and three heart attacks back in 2015, and got a pacemaker implanted.

In his final weeks, family had been by his bedside, including wife Katherine and some of Joe’s children and grandchildren.