Joe Jackson's legacy is the shaping and promotion of the Jackson 5, comprising his sons Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, and later Randy. Jackson was suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer, according to The Daily Mail. "I do remember running under tables to get away from him and him getting angrier".
"No one knew what was going on - we shouldn't have to beg, plead, and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this", he said. Accompanying a photo of himself were the words, "I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see".
Joe Jackson was criticized at times for being a harsh taskmaster. Instead, he made his sons into superstars.
They went on to become one of the most successful R&B groups in history, with their father initially acting as their manager. "The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not the sun sets when the time comes".
Putting aside his ambitions to become a boxer, Joe Jackson found work as a crane operator at the US Steel plant in Gary, Indiana, providing a stable home life for his young family. However, over the years, his methods have been questioned after his sons - particularly Michael - detailed brutal management and parenting tactics that they described as abusive. "Once he ripped the wire cord off the refrigerator and whopped me with it ..." She had been living in California, apart from her husband's Las Vegas residence, for years prior to his death. "We always rehearsed. He's still a mystery man to me and he may always be one". They separated several times but never divorced. "He gave me the guitar and told me to learn every song I heard on the radio", Tito Jackson told blogger Malcolm Wyatt in 2017.
Joe Jackson managed daughter La Toya when she started her career in 1980 but she had little success - unlike Janet, who Jackson helped launch to stardom in 1982. Janet similarly removed herself from her family's influence, issuing the album and single Control as a statement of personal and professional independence in 1986. By 1983, all had broken with him - and blossomed on their own.
Jackson, who suffers from diabetes and was also believed to have a form of dementia, suffered a stroke in Brazil in 2015 which left him temporarily blind.
"The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated", the note, titled "I Am 100% Alive", read. He was a passenger in a auto when it was hit by another vehicle attempting to make a left-hand turn, Las Vegas police said.
"But I know that he loves me", she added.
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