Joe Jackson died Wednesday

Joe Jackson died early Wednesday. The Jackson family patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty had been battling pancreatic cancer. He passed away in a Las Vegas hospital. La Toya Jackson honored her father on social media “I will always love you! You gave us strength, you made us one of the most famous families in the world,” she wrote on her official twitter account. “I am extremely appreciative of that, I will never forget our moments together and how you told me how much you cared. #RIP Joe Jackson.”

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