In his life, Joe Jackson elevated the music careers of his children, particularly late pop star Michael Jackson.
Jackson, who was 89 years old, died on June 27, according to TMZ. His death came two days after the anniversary of Michael Jackson's own death in 2009.
From his career as a music manager to his health ailments, read on for three things to know about Jackson.
He was the patriarch of the Jackson family music group
Jackson was the father of 11 children, including the late Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. His famous brood also includes Randy Jackson, Janet Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and more.
He was the architect of The Jackson Five musical group made up of his children.
He had a well-documented complicated relationship with Michael Jackson, who claimed his father beat him in a 1988 tell-all book.
Jackson married Katherine Scruse in 1949 and had 10 of his children with her.
Jackson was an awarded music manager
Jackson was honored as Best Entertainment Manager of All Time by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, according to Billboard.
He was also inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
He had been battling cancer
Jackson had been battling pancreatic cancer and was known to be battling other ailments throughout the years as well.
In 2017, Jackson was involved in a car accident in Las Vegas but only suffered minor injuries.