Joe Jackson attends the premiere of “Sicario” at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in France.
The Jackson men in 1970: Dad Joe Jackson, seated, with youngest son Randy and, clockwise from bottom left, Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Jermaine and Michael Jackson, who performed as the Jackson 5.
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, left, talks with Joe Jackson in the driveway of the Jackson family’s Encino home in 2009 following the death of Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson leaves court with his father Joe, left, and brother Jermaine during his child molestation trial in Santa Maria on May 5, 2005.
Joe Jackson, with the Rev. Al Sharpton at his side, addresses the media outside his home after the death of his son, pop superstar Michael Jackson, on June 29, 2009.
Joe Jackson acknowledges crowds gathered outside downtown Los Angeles courthouse on Nov. 7, 2011, after Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death.
Katherine Jackson, front, and her husband Joe, in hat, parents of Michael Jackson, arrive at court on Sept. 27, 2011, during the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray in Michael Jackson’s death.
Joe Jackson arrives at the 2009 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, held on June 28, three days after the death of his son Michael Jackson.
Joe Jackson in Madrid in 2011 promoting the opening of “Forever King of Pop,” a stage show about Michael Jackson.
Joe Jackson greeets fans of his son Michael at Neverland Ranch in June 2005 after Michael was found not guilty of child molestation charges.