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Janet Jackson Pays Tribute to Her Late Father After His Funeral

Janet Jackson is paying tribute to her late father Joe Jackson following his death.

The patriarch of the Jackson family was laid to rest during a private funeral on Tuesday (July 3), which Janet attended.

Janet took to Instagram after the funeral to share a childhood photo of her with her dad. She captioned the pic with a purple heart emoji. This is the first time that she has spoken out publicly about her father’s death.

Joe was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. alongside his late son Michael Jackson.

Paris Jackson, Prince Jackson & More Members of Jackson Family Mourn Death of Joe Jackson

Members of the Jackson family are mourning the loss of the family’s patriarch, Joe Jackson, who died on Wednesday morning (June 27).

Paris Jackson, Prince Jackson and La Toya Jackson are among many of the Jackson family members sharing their memories on social media.

“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,” Paris wrote.

“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,” Prince wrote.

“I will always love you! You gave us strength, you made us one of the most famous families in the world. I am extremely appreciative of that, I will never forget our moments together and how you told me how much you cared. #RIP Joe Jackson,” La Toya wrote.

See the tributes below.

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Joe Jackson Dead - Jackson Family Patriarch Dies at 89 (Report)

Joe Jackson, the father of Michael and Janet Jackson, has reportedly passed away at the age of 89.

Family sources have told TMZ that the Jackson family patriarch and Jackson 5 founder passed away at 3:30 am on Wednesday (June 27) in Los Angeles. He had been reportedly hospitalized with terminal cancer.

Joe had ten children with his wife Katherine, whom he was married to for over 60 years. Joe is survived by Katherine, as well as sons Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy; and daughters Rebbie, La Toya and Janet. He is also survived by grandchildren including Paris Jackson, Prince Jackson, and Michael Jackson Jr.

His death was preceded by son Michael, who passed away in 2009, and his young son Brandon who died after his birth.

Our thoughts are with the Jackson family at this time.

Paris Jackson Responds to Joe Jackson's Cryptic Tweet: 'My Grandfather Did Not Tweet This'

Paris Jackson is denying that her grandfather, Joe Jackson, sent out a cryptic tweet from his account after reports emerged that he has terminal cancer.

A tweet sent out from Joe‘s account read, “I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see. The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not the sun sets when the time comes.”

TMZ reported that Joe has been hospitalized for terminal cancer over the weekend.

Paris then responded to the tweet, writing, “this is a beautiful tweet. though it upsets me to see whoever is in charge of this account taking advantage of it. my grandfather did not tweet this. i’m not sure if he’s ever used this account.”

Janet Jackson Praises 'Incredible' Dad Joe Jackson Amid Cancer Reports at RDMAs 2018 (Video)

Janet Jackson is dedicating her Radio Disney Award to her father Joe Jackson.

While taking the stage at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards on Friday (June 23), the 52-year-old thanked her father while she was honored with the Impact Award – which has now been renamed the Janet Jackson Award – amid reports that her 89-year-old father has been hospitalized with terminal cancer.

“It’s beautiful, it’s humbling to be recognized as someone that has had a positive impact, but if I have been fortunate enough to impact others it is only because I, myself, have been greatly impacted by positive people in my life,” Janet said after receiving the award from Raven-Symone and Normani.

Janet continued: “My mother nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable, my father, my incredible father, drove me to be the best that I can…My siblings set an incredibly high standard for artistic excellence… Sometimes, having an impact can be as simple as a smile, a handshake, or a hug.

You can watch Janet‘s speech below.

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Joe Jackson Reportedly Hospitalized With Terminal Cancer

Joe Jackson has terminal cancer, and has been hospitalized according to TMZ on Friday (June 22).

The 89-year-old Jackson family patriarch has reportedly been battling the illness for a while, but it is now nearing “the end stages.”

Katherine Jackson, his wife, has been at his bedside, and his children and grandchildren have also reportedly been making trips to the hospital.

According to the report, Joe‘s cancer “cannot be treated.”

Joe was previously hospitalized due to an ailment back in 2016, and also suffered a stroke on his 87th birthday in 2015.