Joe Jackson, 88, is on his deathbed, family members have disclosed to DailyMail.com.
But even his last days are not without controversy. The Jackson patriarch, suffering from an undisclosed terminal illness, has been at the center of a bizarre row over access to him by family members, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The 88-year-old has been ailing for months, but took a turn for the worse in the past week, sources close to the family have disclosed.
But as his famous family clambered to be by the bedside of the sickly father-of-eleven, Joe’s handlers allegedly barred senior family members from visiting him, including his wife Katherine and daughter Rebbie.
For four days, his sons and daughters were locked in heated discussions, unsure what was going on and pleading to see him.
DailyMail.com has now learned that following an emergency Jackson family meeting and desperate pleas to Joe’s manager, Charles Coupet, family members were finally granted access to the octogenarian on Tuesday night.
Talent manager Joe, who guided his children to showbiz success as The Jackson 5, is understood to suffer from a form of dementia and has suffered several strokes in recent years. He’s pictured above in 1971 with his sons Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Jermaine, Randy and Michael