Jackson Family Patriarch Dies at 89

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of America's most famous musical clan has died.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Joseph Jackson, the strong, fearsome patriarch of the musical Jackson family, has died, according to a person close to the family. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the topic publicly, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he died but had no additional information. He was 89. The stage dad of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings took…

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