TMZ: Joe Jackson dies at 89

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(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.

The family lived in Gary, Indiana.

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