Elton John's mother dies only months after their reconciliation
(CNN) Elton John is mourning the death of his mother, Sheila Farebrother, shortly after the pair rekindled their relationship.
The 70-year-old singer shared the sad news with his fans through Twitter and Instagram on Monday, 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.”
The musician announced this spring that he had reconciled with his mother after a nearly decade-long estrangement. John shared a smiling photo of the duo on Mother’s Day, writing, “So happy we are back in touch.”
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In 2016, John had confirmed to the Daily Mirror that he had buried the hatchet with his mom, saying, “We are now back in touch.”
“Out of respect for my mother’s privacy, I have always shied away from speaking publicly about our relationship,” he added. “However, I can say that we are now back in touch and have been so since my mother’s 90th birthday.”
Farebrother’s cause of death has not been disclosed.
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