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Family pays tribute to Joe Jackson


Press Trust of India Los Angeles
Jackson family is mourning the death of Joe Jackson, who gave the music world the Jackson 5.
Jackson, 89, passed away this morning after a battle with cancer.
His granddaughter, aspiring model Paris Jackson took to Instagram to pay tributes to him calling him "one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live".
"Spending those last few moments with you were everything. Being able to tell you everything I needed to tell you before saying goodbye was such a blessing. Everyone that came to visit you, came with love, respect, and so much pride in their hearts for you.
"Proud of you, proud to be your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, proud to have your strength and share the dynasty you spent your life creating, and proud to be a Jackson," she wrote.
Paris also shared a series of photographs - from his hospital to his pictures from his heyday.
She also went on to reminisce about the final moments she shared with Jackson.
"My heart is full knowing we left each other in that way. I made you promise me you'll come visit me. You agreed and I'm going to hold you to it. And I promised you that we will keep telling your story, over and over. To never be forgotten... I'll see you in my dreams very very soon."

Jackson's other grandchildren, including Prince Michael and Randy Jackson, have taken to social media to honour their grandfather.
Prince recalled Jackson's struggles and successes, ending with, "There is and never will be someone like you. Fly free and until we meet again The Hawk."

Joe's daughter, LaToya Jackson posted a tribute on Twitter.
"I will never forget our moments together and how you told me how much you cared. #RIP Joe Jackson." she wrote.
Michael Jackson's estate released a statement saying that they were "deeply saddened" by Jackson's death.
"We had developed a warm relationship with Joe in recent years and will miss him tremendously," they said.
Celebrities such as Paula Abdul, Wendy Williams and R Kelly, among other stars, offered their condolences.

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 6:00 PM IST

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