Joe Jackson was hospitalised on Monday (local time) with a terminal illness. Rumours of his poor health were revealed on Friday after a TMZ investigation. Sources from inside the family said Jackson had stage four pancreatic cancer
The 89-year-old cemented his family's name in music history after launching the Jackson Five.
In the 1960s, Jackson strictly trained his young children as singers and dancers and led The Jackson 5 to global pop music success.
Michael Jackson later went solo and became one of the best-known celebrities in the world, before his death at age 50 in 2009.
Rest in love Joe Jackson.