Joe Jackson: Michael Jackson's father dies at 89 Loop News Created : 27 June 2018 Entertainment Joe Jackson, the father of late singer Michael Jackson, has died at the age of 89, US media report. Jackson had been suffering from cancer, Vanity Fair reported last week. US news site TMZ said he died in the early hours of Wednesday with his wife Katherine at his bedside. Joe Jackson moulded his children into the Jackson 5 singing group and then helped shape the solo careers of both Michael and his daughter Janet. Over the weekend singer Janet Jackson paid tribute to her father as she accepted an award. "My father, my incredible father drove me to be the best I can,” she said. More to follow. For breaking news, download our app at http://bit.ly/GetALoopJM for Android; and at http://bit.ly/GetiLoopJM for IoS.