Joe Jackson Remembered By Grandson Randy, Juicy J, Wendy Williams & More
Joe Jackson passed away Wednesday morning (June 27) after battling terminal cancer. The news of his death hit close to home for fans of the Jacksons and those who knew the family patriarch -- who helped launch the Jackson 5 to stardom -- alike, with many taking to social media to share their condolences.
Among the first to tweet were TV personality Wendy Williams, rapper Juicy J and Jackson's grandson Randy. See some of the heartfelt messages from fellow stars below.
RIP to the king that made everything possible!!! I love you grandpa ---- pic.twitter.com/SI1C7lUuG6— RANDY JACKSON (@randyjacksonjr) June 27, 2018
THE MAN...THE FAMILY ...THE LEGEND! RIP JOE JACKSON and thank you for giving us the many gifts of talent from your family, not just to our community on a whole...but to the ENTIRE WORLD!!! #RIP pic.twitter.com/uOfKXQV4mP— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) June 27, 2018
R.I.P. joe Jackson the legend we will never forget— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 27, 2018
RIP Joe Jackson.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 27, 2018
A tough, uncompromising, charming & complex man who drove his children from the mean, poor streets of Gary, Indiana to global stardom. But at what cost? He made no apologies when I interviewed him in 2013: ‘I did what I had to do to give them a better life.’ pic.twitter.com/WCz4mXHjYM
RIP Joe Jackson. What a life ----— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) June 27, 2018
Disgusted by some of the comments I’m reading about my grandpa Joe by those who didn’t even know him. Please don't just regurgitate what you were spoon fed by the press. Joe was loved by our ENTIRE family and our hearts are in pain. Let us grieve without the nastiness.#ripthehawk— Taj Jackson (@tajjackson3) June 27, 2018
RIP Joe Jackson— Anneliese van derPol (@anneliesevdp) June 27, 2018
One time for the iconic black daddy, Joe Jackson. RIP.— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) June 27, 2018
RIP Joe Jackson— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 27, 2018