Michael Jackson’s father Joe Jackson died at the age of 89 on June 27.
Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael was at Joe Jackson’s bedside as he passed away following his battle with pancreatic cancer.
The 20-year-old shared her final moments with her grandfather in her Instagram post with the caption:
‘’RIP The HAWK. Joseph Jackson.”
”spending those last few moments with you were everything. being able to tell you everything I needed to tell you before saying goodbye was such a blessing.
everyone that came to visit you, came with love, respect, and so much pride in their hearts for you.proud of you, proud to be your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, proud to have your strength and share the dynasty you spent your life creating, and proud to be a Jackson.
you are the first true Jackson.the legend that started it all. none of us would be anywhere near where we’re at if it weren’t for you. you are the strongest man I know. your life’s work will go down in history, as will you, to be known as one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live.
I will cherish every moment with you til the day I die, especially our last moments.being able to hold your hand, lay with you and cuddle you, give you kisses all over your cheeks and forehead, meant more to me than you’ll ever know. quoting advice you gave me when I was a little kid and seeing your eyes light up, sharing stories my dad used to tell me about you, telling a joke and hearing you laugh for the last time.
my heart is full knowing we left each other in that way.I made you promise me you’ll come to visit me. you agreed and I’m going to hold you to it. and I promised you that we will keep telling your story, over and over. to never be forgotten. my great grandchildren will know who Joseph Jackson is.
I love you, grandpa.so so so much that words can’t describe. I have immense gratitude for you, and always will. we all feel that way. thank you for everything. truly. rest in peace and transition. I’ll see you in my dreams very very soon. ’’
Other members of Jackson family also paid tribute to Joe Jackson including Paris’ brother Prince.
He wrote: ‘’This man is and always will be an example of sheer willpower and dedication. He didn’t choose the path that was the easiest but he chooses the path that was best for his family. You taught me to take pride in the Jackson name and what it really means, you taught me dedication in the face of adversity and most of all you showed me strength and fearlessness. There is and never will be someone like you. Fly free and until we meet again The Hawk.’’
TJ Jackson also shared a picture of his grandfather with the caption: ‘’You did the unthinkable.
You gave your all (and the prime years of your life) to make sure your kids and your family were a success.Some people will never understand the commitment and love it takes to do what you did. My life could have been so much different if it weren’t for you.
I could have been in a gang.I could have a father who was in and out of jail. But I don’t. Why? Because you were plugged into your kids lives and saw a dream that they (or even the world) didn’t know could exist. It took all of your strength to keep your entire family safe from the real dangers in life.
You are misjudged but I know who the real you is.And as your grandson, I am forever grateful for the strength I have from you. I will always remember what I’ve learned from you. I will always cherish you. Always. I love you, grandpa. ’’