Joe Jackson Has Passed Away At The Age Of 89

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A Sad Day For Music Fans Everywhere…

It is with heavy hearts that we report to you that Joe Jackson, legendary talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers, which includes such artists as Michael and Janet Jackson, has passed away at the age of 89.

Joe was hospitalized earlier this month due to a terminal pancreatic cancer diagnoses as reported by TMZ. His entire immediate family was with him during his last moments. He passed away at 3:30 am Wednesday morning.

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Who He Was…

Joe Jackson helped usher in a new era of music by putting together the family act known as the Jackson 5. This group alone helped reshape music in the 60s and 70s. Even after disbanding, members of the Jackson 5 went onto find massive individual success, especially Michael and Janet Jackson.

Fans and music critics alike agree that Joe was the mastermind behind one of music’s greatest and most important eras.

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Thank You Joe Jackson

It simply goes without saying that Joe’s drive and passion completely changed music history forever, and for the better. He was a genius who pushed the boundaries with his amazingly talented family. Simply put, without Joe, we have no idea where music would be today. RIP Joe Jackson, you will be missed!

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