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The patriarch of the Jackson family, Joseph Jackson, has died at 89. Here are some of the most notable reactions:

No response from Janet or her brothers yet, but she did acknowledge her father when accepting the  2018 Icon award recently:

 

 

 

 

 

My thoughts, prayers and love go out to my friends the Jackson family. May the Lord give you comfort and peace with the loss of your husband and father Joe Jackson.

— Jimmy Osmond (@jimmyosmond) June 27, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement from Ken Ehrlich:

“I worked with Joe Jackson both on some of our Michael Jackson appearances, and equally with Janet when we brought her to FAME to play Cleo in 1984. With Janet, both he and Katharine spent a great deal of time on the FAME set with us and what struck me was the love and pride they had in all of their kids, but particularly Michael and Janet,” Ken Ehrlich, who produces the Grammys and other TV specials, said in a statement. “Joe was always pretty clear on what he wanted, and what he wanted wasn’t always easy to deliver, but certainly appreciated his directness, and learned a lot from him. Although he and Michael will always be linked in my mind, he was the patriarch of one of music’s true dynasties, and he will be missed. My thoughts go out to the entire Jackson family.”

 

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