The 87-year-old Joe Jackson who is the father of Michael Jackson was hospitalized in Los Angeles as he was feeling very sick. His family (11 children) were told that he had a temperature of 104 degrees. So, obviously this was the reason he died.
His personal doctor scheduled him some tests for which he went to the hospital. Initially he was okay but later on his body temperature was continually rising. He was immediately hospitalized but unfortunately passed away very shortly.
R.I.P. Joe Jackson