Joe Jackson, father and patriarch of the Jackson family, dies at 89, TMZ reports

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: Joe Jackson attends the 26th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 4, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

(WISH) — Joe Jackson has died at age 89, according to TMZ.

Jackson, the patriarch of the legendary Jackson family, had been hospitalized with terminal cancer.

TMZ reports that Jackson had been dealing with health problems for years, suffering a stroke and three heart attacks in 2015 and being hospitalized with a high fever in 2016.

Jackson orchestrated the rise of The Jackson 5. Jackson was father to 10 children, including Michael and Janet Jackson, who rose to have stellar solo careers.

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