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."

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

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THE MAN...THE FAMILY ...THE LEGEND! RIP JOE JACKSON and thank you for giving us the many gifts of talent from your… https://t.co/fV6dzec44M
Joe Jackson took his 6 sons and 3 daughters from Gary, IN to the world. He made icons that are still impacting the… https://t.co/VGIY5cUsBh
R.I.P. joe Jackson the legend we will never forget
One time for the iconic black daddy, Joe Jackson. RIP.
RIP JOE JACKSON
RIP Joe Jackson. A tough, uncompromising, charming & complex man who drove his children from the mean, poor street… https://t.co/5tfyiXtKWN
R.I.P Mr Joseph “Joe” Jackson. Thank you for greatly influencing our musical history & culture through your family… https://t.co/7FS8WIjU03
RIP Joe Jackson
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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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This man is and always will be an example of sheer willpower and dedication. He didn’t choose the path that was the easiest but he choose the path that was best for his family. You taught me to take pride in the Jackson name and what it really means, you taught me dedication in the face of adversity and most of all you showed me strength and fearlessness. There is and never will be someone like you. Fly free and until we meet again The Hawk.
RIP to the king that made everything possible!!! I love you grandpa 🖤🖤 https://t.co/SI1C7lUuG6
Disgusted by some of the comments I’m reading about my grandpa Joe by those who didn’t even know him. Please don't… https://t.co/GkmTwNcZxN
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