Joseph Jackson, the fearsome stage dad of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings, who took his family from poverty and launched a musical dynasty, has died. He was 89.
Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press that Joe Jackson died at 2:55 a.m. on Wednesday at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.
Fudenberg said he did not have full details, and a determination was not immediately made about whether his office would handle the case.
"We are reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death, but there is no reason to believe it's anything other than a natural death," the coroner said.
Jackson was a guitarist who put...