Patriarch of the mighty Jackson music clan, JOE JACKSON has died. Family sources report that Mr Jackson died this morning, Wednesday 27th June in Los Angeles. He was 89 and his death comes after a period of ill-health. His grandson, Taj, who was a member of 1990s band 3T, tweeted this evening that the entire family was “in pain“. He added “Joe was loved by our ENTIRE family and our hearts are in pain. Let us grieve without the nastiness”. It thought those comments were a reaction to recent negative social media postings about relationships in the Jackson family.

Joe assembled the Jackson 5 in the 1960s and managed the group as they went from unknown child singers to global superstars. However in the late 1980s, he faced allegations of physical abuse