Michael Jackson's father reported gravely ill in hospital
June 24, 2018 | 12:09 PM
by Reuters
File photo of Joe Jackson father of the late pop star Michael Jackson arriving for the screening of the film "Sils Maria" in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Photo: Reuters/File

Los Angeles: Joe Jackson, patriarch of the singing Jackson family, was reported on Friday to be hospitalised with a serious, possibly terminal illness.

Celebrity website, citing family sources, reported that Jackson, 89, has terminal cancer and was in the end stages of life.

Hollywood publication Variety said a source close to the situation had confirmed the report, while, citing family members and other unspecified sources, said Jackson had stage four pancreatic cancer.

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