Taking to Instagram, Michael Jackson‘s daughter wrote a heartfelt message to “The HAWK. Joseph Jackson” on Wednesday, the same day he passed away at 89 years old.
Posting several pictures, including one that shows her holding his hand in the hospital, Paris calls those last moments with Joe “everything.” Starting the message by saying, “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.”
She then goes on describing the legacy Joe leaves behind. “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,” she stated. “Your life’s work will go down in history, as will you, to be known as one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live.”
Paris goes into detail about her last moments with her grandpa, explaining, “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.” She also says “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.”
Paris says she made a promise to Joe to always keep telling his story “over and over. to never be forgotten.”
As The Blast reported, the patriarch of the Jackson family died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Joe has always had a rocky relationship with his children, including Paris’ dad, Michael, who previously said his childhood was full of emotional and physical abuse.
Joe died just two days shy of the ninth anniversary of MJ’s death.