Stars react on social media to the death of Joe Jackson

Celebrities are expressing their condolences to the Jackson family after news broke that Joe Jackson sadly died at the age of 89.

The patriarch of the Jackson family had been suffering from terminal cancer and was hospitalized earlier this month. Jackson famously formed the iconic American family music group Jackson 5, which included five of his eleven children. He eventually became the longtime manager to his kids Janet and the late Michael Jackson. In 2014 Joe Jackson was inducted into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

Stars and fellow music industry titans took to social media after the news broke to honor the legend. Piers Morgan tweeted "RIP Joe Jackson. A tough, uncompromising, charming & complex man who drove his children from the mean, poor streets of Gary, Indiana to global stardom."

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From Wendy Williams to R.Kelly and more, see which stars are sharing their thoughts in the gallery below.

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Son of Michael Jackson, Prince, shared an Instagram with his Grandfather expressing his love regardless of the media controversy. "He didn’t choose the path that was the easiest but he chose the path that was best for his family." See more of the Jackson family reactions below.

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