It was a life of platinum records and an iron fist.
Joe Jackson died at 89 early Wednesday in hospice in Las Vegas, TMZ reports.
The Jackson Family patriarch was suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer, the Daily Mail reported.
Jermaine Jackson told press last week that the family was having a difficult time visiting him or getting information about his condition.
“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 lamented at the time. “We have been hurting. We were not being told where he was and couldn’t get the full picture. Even from the doctor. My mother was worried sick.”
Days after the interview was published, TMZ reported that the family, including Joe’s wife, Katherine, as well as the couple’s children and grandchildren, had visited him at the hospital.