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REPORT: Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family, dead at 89

LOS ANGELES, California (KETK) - Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the musical Jackson family, has died at 89, according to TMZ.

The entertainment website reports Jackson died around 3:30 a.m. PT, in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, Jackson was hospitalized for terminal cancer earlier this month. In 2015, TMZ reports Jackson suffered three heart attacks and a stroke prompting doctors to implement a pacemaker.

Jackson, an Arkansas native, was the fathered 10 children with Katherine Jackson, including Janet Jackson and the late "King of Pop," Michael Jackson, who passed away on June 25, 2009.

Details are limited, but KETK will update this story as more information becomes available.

 


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