Rhythm & Blues Hall of Famer Joe Jackson Dies at 89

Joe Jackson reportedly died at the age of 89 on June 27. In his life, Joe Jackson elevated the music careers of his children, particularly late pop star Michael Jackson.

Joe Jackson showing off his award at the 2014 Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Jackson showing off his award at the 2014 Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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.
The founder of the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in Detroit, MI Lamont Robinson, was sadden to hear the passing of his friend, Robinson said from his rom his Detroit office that Mr. Jackson, will go down in music history as one of the worlds greatest music manager. We inducted Mr. Jackson into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame class of 2014 in Canton, Ohio. I just seen him in Chigo at his last birthday party.

Once the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame is built in Detroit we plan to have a space in the hall of fame for Mr. Jackson along with the suit he sent Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame a few year ago. My prayers go out to Mrs. Jackson and the rest of the Jackson family.