According to family sources the father of the Jackson Five, Michael, Tito, Janet, et.al., passed away this morning in Los Angeles at 3:30 AM local time.

Jackson's health had been fragile at least since 2015 when he suffered a stroke and 3 heart attacks, he was hospitalized in 2016 with a high fever of unknown origin but bounced back well enough to be photographed partying in Las Vegas shortly after the fever bout.

Jackson was hospitalized earlier this month with terminal cancer, his family visiting his bedside routinely and at the time of death he was surrounded by family and his wife Katherine was at his side.

Over sixty years of marriage, Jackson's marriage to Katherine produced ten kids, he was 89 years old.

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