Several entertainment sites in the United States have reported that Joe Jackson, father to singers Michael and Janet Jackson, has died. He was 89.

Joe Jackson had been in hospital with cancer, according to TMZ, who reported his death on June 27.

Last week, Variety reported that Jackson was in the final stages of terminal cancer.

Family members, including his wife Katherine, were said to have visited him in the hospital earlier this week according to the trade publication.

Over the weekend, Janet thanked her father at the Radio Disney awards ceremony where she picked up the first-ever Impact Award.

“My mother nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable. My father, my incredible father drove me to be the best I can. My siblings set an incredibly high standard, a high bar for artistic excellence,” Janet said.