Joe Jackson passed away last week in his hospital bed after a terminal cancer diagnosis. The 89-year-old is survived by his wife Katherine, eight children and dozens grandchildren. Joe was finally laid to rest yesterday at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, the same resting grounds as his son Michael Jackson. Joe’s oldest son Jackie shared a photo on Instagram him getting suited up to attend the private service.
When Joe first passed his grandson, Prince, had some serious words to those who were speaking ill about his grandfather and his abusive past.
“Y’all can keep talking all the shit you want saying he abused my dad and all this,” he said in a video. “But he raised these kids right, otherwise they would have been in gangs or fucking dead. So go ahead, keep talking shit but you won’t ever be as great as one that mans fucking balls in his nuts – just remember that.”
Prince’s sister, Paris, shared a heartfelt message about her grandfather after his passing. “I will cherish every moment with you til the day i die, especially our last moments. 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.”