Tragedy just keeps followin those Jacksons…


The former Jackson 5 drummer was stabbed to death.

Johnny Jackson, 54, was found dead Wednesday, the coroner’s office said. It was not immediately clear whether he was related to the Jackson family, who also are from Gary.

Police went to the home after an upstairs resident heard a disturbance between Jackson and a woman on the first floor, police Cmdr. Jack Arnold said. Authorities were still looking for the woman.

Police believe Johnny Jackson, who replaced the Jackson 5’s original drummer, Milford Hite, around 1967, was a cousin of the famous family. Other reports said he was not a blood relative.