Grandfather of Singing Star Dies
PHOENIX (AP) _ Samuel Jackson, grandfather of superstar Michael Jackson and his musical siblings, has died at age 100.
Jackson died Sunday at the Tanner Chapel Nursing Home. He was the father of Joe Jackson, head of the musical clan that includes Michael, Janet, LaToya and Jermaine.
John McLaughlin, a family spokesman, said funeral arrangements were pending.
The home’s administrator, Harvey Pelovsky, said Maricopa County pays costs for about 50 of the home’s 64 patients. He did not give detail on Jackson.
A former administrator of the home, Grace Evans, said Jackson received regular visits from a daughter, Lulu Hawkins, also of Phoenix.