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The patriarch of the Jackson family has passed away. Joe Jackson is dead at the age of 89. Jackson had been battling terminal pancreatic cancer and lived out his final days in a hospital.

Jackson influenced the world by introducing his children onto the music scene. The Jackson 5 soon became huge hitmakers. Michael and Janet Jackson would later become musical icons. Over the years, some of his children said that Jackson was physically and emotionally abusive.

He had 10 kids with his wife, Katherine. They were married for more than 60 years although their relationship was strained in recent times. How will you remember Joe Jackson?

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