Elton John's mother dies only months after their reconciliation

Sir Elton John with his mother, Sheila Farebrother. AP photo.

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.”


John announcing mother's passing. Twitter photo.

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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Elton's Mother's Day tweet 2017. Photo provided.

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.

Copyright The Gayly – December 4, 2017 @ 2:15 p.m. CST.