MICHAEL JACKSON'S family is already battling over where to bury his domineering dad, and Joe Jackson isn’t even dead yet!
The family patriarch has suffered yet another massive stroke – this time while in Brazil with a 26-year-old singer!
Joe has been “on the verge of death,” according to family insiders at his side at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.
He wants to be buried near Michael Jackson’s grave at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. – but Michael hated Joe, and accused him of emotionally and physically abusing him as a child.
“Michael wouldn’t want Joe’s resting place anywhere near his own,” a source said.
Another insider – close to family matriarch Katherine Jackson, to whom Joe is still legally married – told The ENQUIRER that any funeral plans need to be resolved soon.
Joe reportedly woke up blind on July 26 – his 87th birthday.
“Everyone’s preparing for the worst,” a family source told The ENQUIRER. “Joe still can’t travel [back to the United States] and he’s in dire straits.”
Joe has diabetes, and already suffered three heart attacks and six strokes over the past two years.
This latest setback occurred while Joe was in a hotel room with French bombshell Angelina Stilitti – the busty sex symbol he travels with as a “business manager.”
In the wake of the drama, Janet Jackson postponed preparations for her upcoming Unbreakable World Tour and jetted to Brazil.
“Reports that he’s getting better are sadly exaggerated,” said the insider. “Joe’s on the verge of death!”