LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Joe Jackson, the father of the late superstar Michael Jackson, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, according to a report. Joe Jackson attends the 2017 Soul Train Awards, presented by BET, at the Orleans Arena on November 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET) The 89-year-old Jackson has been hospitalized with stage-four pancreatic cancer, the Daily Mail reports. It’s unclear which hospital he is in. Joe Jackson, father of 11 children, is best known for having put together the Jackson 5 musical group.