Michael Jackson's father Joe has suffered a mild stroke in Las Vegas, according to close family sources.

The Jackson family patriarch and former manager of the Jackson 5 was reportedly admitted to a Las Vegas hospital after falling ill on Thursday morning (29Nov12).

Jackson, 84, is said to be in "good spirits" and is expected to be sent home on Friday (30Nov12).

He has reportedly been living apart from his wife Katherine for several years, but the couple has not ended its 62-year marriage.