Even though Joe Jackson had moments of financial contention with the Estate of Michael Jackson, he was still loved and revered as the patriarch of the musical family, and on the day of his death they are missing him "tremendously."
A rep for John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson tells The Blast, "We are deeply saddened by Mr. Jackson’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Katherine Jackson and the family. Joe was a strong man who acknowledged his own imperfections and heroically delivered his sons and daughters from the steel mills of Gary, Indiana to worldwide pop superstardom."
They continue, "Mr. Jackson’s contributions to the history of music are enormous. They were acknowledged by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 in a proclamation naming him as Best Entertainment Manager of All Time; he was inducted into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 2014 and his son Michael acknowledged him with a Joe Jackson Day at Neverland."
We're also told the estate "had developed a warm relationship with Joe in recent years and will miss him tremendously."
As we reported, Joe died Wednesday in Las Vegas after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Just days before his death, a message was sent out on social media that he has "seen more sunsets than he has left to see."
His granddaughter, Paris Jackson, ripped the message as not coming from Joe. Days later, the 89-year-old died.