“Joe is going to die any day,” a family insider told Radar, adding that the cancer-suffering patriarch's longtime wife has given up hope. “Katherine doesn’t think he will live until Monday.”
With time of the essence, the Jacksons have acted quickly to make the end peaceful for Joe.
“They are already planning his funeral,” added the source.
“Joe wants to be buried next to Michael. So he’ll be laid to rest in the mausoleum, and so will Katherine."
“The Jacksons have already bought multiple plots at Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles, have spoken to police and arranged car services.”
As Radar previously reported, despite their public family feuds and tumultuous father-son relationship, Joe desperately wants to spend eternity next to his late superstar son. He petitioned the music icon's estate to spend $14,000 for a burial plot next to his son's grave site.
The famous patriarch’s health has been rapidly declining for years, with Joe suffering a stroke in 2015.
As The National ENQUIRER first reported last year, he has also been diagnosed with an "aggressive" form of colon cancer.
According to reports, family members, including Jermaine Jackson, 63, were barred from seeing their father.
Now, that has changed, Radar has confirmed.
“He’s not in a hospital. He’s at home in Las Vegas,” said the source. “He is sleeping a lot and crying a lot. He wants everyone around him.”
Before Michael’s death in 2009, the two feuded publicly, with the “Billie Jean” singer accusing his father of abuse.
“Joe realizes now his impact on the family. He has regrets about what he did to his children," the source insisted.
Even at 89 years old, it’s been difficult for him to accept the end is near.
“He doesn’t want to die,” continued the source.
“Katherine is sad, but she has forgiven him.”
The Jackson matriarch, 87, has also experienced health setbacks. In April, Radar reported exclusively that Katherine suffered a stroke and had been having trouble seeing and speaking.
Added the source: “Joe’s friends and family have been coming together, even from Indiana, to say goodbye and go to the funeral when that day comes very soon.”
We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.