Fond farewell to Joe Jackson
LOS ANGELES: Michael Jackson’s daughter has paid an emotional tribute to her grandfather Joe, posting a photo showing her holding his hand during his final hours and saying he made her “proud to be a Jackson”.
Paris Jackson, 20, also said on Instagram that despite periods of estrangement, many members of the extended family had visited Joe Jackson before his death on Wednesday at the age of 89.
The patriarch of the musical dynasty that produced the Jackson 5 and solo pop acts Michael, Janet and La Toya Jackson, died almost nine years to the day of Michael Jackson’s June 25, 2009, death from a drug overdose at the age of 50.
Paris Jackson, a model and actress, and her two brothers were brought up by her grandparents after their father’s death. – Reuters