Elton John ‘in shock’ after mother’s death

Sir Elton John has shared the “sad” news of his mother’s death, just months after celebrating a rekindling of their relationship.

On Monday, the singer shared a photo of himself with Sheila Farebrother, writing: “So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning.

“I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. I will miss you so much. Love, Elton.”

Sir Elton John's farewell message to his mother

Image: Sir Elton John’s farewell message to his mother

Ms Farebrother was 92 years old. Until recently, the pair had been out of touch because of a family rift.

In May, the singer posted a photo of the two on social media with the caption: “Dear Mum, Happy Mother’s Day! So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton xo”.

At her 90th birthday party, Ms Farebrother hired an Elton John tribute act to perform.

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Following the milestone, he reached out to his mother for the first time in seven years – sending her white orchids.

Recently, Sir Elton cancelled a series of forthcoming performances as he recovers from a serious illness that a spokesman described as “potentially deadly”.