Joe Jackson (89), father of Michael Jackson dies

According to US media reports, Jackson died at 3.30 am in Los Angeles.

FILE: Joe Jackson attends the Friars Foundation Gala honouring Robert De Niro and Carlos Slim at The Waldorf Astoria on 7 October 2014 in New York City. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's 89-year-old father Joe has reportedly died.

According to US media reports, the father of 11 lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at 3.30 am in Los Angeles.

Earlier Bang Showbiz reported that Jackson's family was hoping that he could live out his final days at his home in Las Vegas but he's reportedly "too weak" and hospital staff had said they would not discharge him.

The retired talent manager's son Jermaine Jackson revealed last week that his dad "does not have long" left to live after he recently took a turn for the worse.

Jackson, who suffered from diabetes and was also believed to have a form of dementia, suffered a stroke in Brazil in 2015 which left him temporarily blind. He was hospitalised in 2016 with a high fever after falling during a routine check-up.

Additional reporting by Bang Showbiz.