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"Joseph's role as manager dwindled however as Motown CEO Berry Gordy began to take more charge on his act, a role that reverted back to Joseph when he began managing the entire family for performances in Las Vegas", according to Jackson's official site.

Additionally, Jackson appeared as himself in a handful of films and television shows - including Louis, Martin & Michael, Anke Late Night, E! Jermaine added: "He's very very frail, he doesn't have long".

The Jackson family was often riven by legal battles, jealousies, money disputes, Joe's philandering and unproven allegations of child molestation against Michael. His passing comes two days after the ninth anniversary of Michael's; the world-famous singer died on June 25, 2009. With the addition of Marlon and Michael, The Jackson 5 was born in 1966.

He said Joe presided over rehearsals with a belt. If you messed up, you got hit, sometimes with a belt, sometimes with a switch. He made no apologies when I interviewed him in 2013: "'I did what I had to do to give them a better life'". "I came out with some kids that everybody loved all over the world". The Jackson 5 went on to release more than a dozen studio albums, sell millions of records, and become of the first Black groups to appeal to white audiences. After Michael spoke out about his father's abusive parenting tactics, Joe Jackson told Oprah Winfrey he didn't regret beating his children because "It kept them out of jail and kept them right".

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Joe Jackson eventually moved the family from Gary to a mansion in Encino, California. His stylized videos became entertainment trendsetters. And though the patriarch had been reported estranged from his wife in recent years, Katherine and many of his children were by his bedside during his final days.

In 1982 he launched then 16-year-old Janet Jackson's solo career.

TMZ reports that Jackson had been dealing with health problems for years, suffering a stroke and three heart attacks in 2015 and being hospitalized with a high fever in 2016. Jackson also had a daughter out of wedlock.

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