Joseph Jackson, the head of the famous Jackson music family, died in Las Vegas on Wednesday at age 89 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Joe Jackson Dies Of Cancer At 89

Jackson was the father of Jackson 5 members Michael and Janet Jacksonand also occasionally served as their manager.

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Joe Jackson’s 20-year-old granddaughter Paris shared a touching tribute on Instagram on Wednesday:

“Spending those last few moments with you were everything,” she wrote in a long caption. “Being able to tell you everything i needed to tell you before saying goodbye was such a blessing.”

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Paris continued: “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. 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.”

RIP The HAWK. Joseph Jackson. spending those last few moments with you were everything. 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. proud of you, proud to be your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, proud to have your strength and share the dynasty you spent your life creating, and proud to be a jackson. 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. your life’s work will go down in history, as will you, to be known as one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live. 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. 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. i made you promise me you’ll come visit me. you agreed and i’m going to hold you to it. and i promised you that we will keep telling your story, over and over. to never be forgotten. my great grandchildren will know who joseph jackson is. i love you grandpa. so so so much that words can’t describe. i have immense gratitude for you, and always will. we all feel that way. thank you for everything. truly. rest in peace and transition. i’ll see you in my dreams very very soon.

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Joe Jackson himself had shared a Twitter post with a photo over the weekend: “I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see,” read the tweet. “The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not the sun sets when the time comes.”

His daughter La Toya shared a video of the pair having lunch together:

Joe Jackson suffered from multiple health issues in the last years of his life. In 2012, he sustained but ultimately recovered from a minor stroke at his home in Las Vegas.

The patriarch had a second stroke on his birthday in 2015.

Joe Jackson spent time in the hospital in May 2016 because of a fever and a year later, he was released following a car crash in Nevada.