Elton John's mother Sheila Farebrother dies at 92

Elton John

Elton John

Sir Elton John shared on Monday that his mother Sheila Farebrother had died and that he was "in shock" over her death after just seeing her a week ago. He thanked the woman for everything and wished her "good journey". The soloist saw mom last week and cannot believe what happened.

The Candle In The Wind singer announced on social media in May that he and his mother had patched things up and were "back in touch" following a nine-year feud. After not speaking to her for eight years, John reportedly sent her white orchids on her milestone birthday.

In March 2015, Farebrother revealed her son asked her to cut two old friends, Bob Halley and John Reid out of her life but ended in a disastrous argument when she refused, The Daily Mail reported.

"Out of respect for my mother's privacy, I have always shied away from speaking publicly about our relationship", John told London's Mirror in 2016.

On Mother's Day in the US, Elton made a post on Instagram with the caption: "Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day!".

Sheila remained in contact with the pair, causing Elton to take the dispute to heart. I interviewed him last week for a magazine. Bob is like a son to me. Then to my utter amazement, he told me he hated me.

At her 90th birthday she hired an Elton John tribute act to perform. And he then banged the phone down. "Imagine! To me, his mother". Even if I was destitute I wouldn't be controlled by anybody.

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