Joe Jackson, 89
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Joe Jackson, the father of the Jackson clan died of cancer at the age of 89. Motown Record founder Berry Gordy said in a statement. “I remember back when he brought his talented kids to Motown. I could see that they were well disciplined and that he and his wife, Katherine, had instilled in them a very strong work ethic. Without Joe ’s early commitment to his family, the world may have never experienced the musical gift of the Jackson 5 and the world’s greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson.