Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Hattie Nash

Elton John's Mother Sheila Passes Away, He Announces on Twitter

Elton John's Mother Sheila Passes Away, He Announces on Twitter

And earlier this year, the singer posted a sweet tribute to Sheila on Mother's Day.

In May, the "Rocket Man" singer shared a picture of them together and said he was so happy they had reconnected.

Pop legend Sir Elton John has revealed that his mother has died just months after they healed their rift.

The singer explained on his Instagram he was in shock as he 'only saw her last Monday'. Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. In his post, he said that he thanked her for everything and said that he would miss her so much.

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However, in February this year, John announced that he rekindled his relationship with his mother.

John announced her passing by posting a photo of the two on social media with the message, "So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning".

"We are now back in touch", he confirmed last December. The following month he posted a tribute to her for Mother's Day in the U.S. on Twitter.

For her 90th birthday bash in 2015, Shelia booked a tribute act of her son to perform as they were still estranged.

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Ms Farebrother was 92 years old. The pair hadn't spoken for around 9 years until just before her 90th birthday this year.

It is understood they fell out in 2008 after she allegedly refused his request not to talk to two of their oldest friends. I get the odd email from her, which for me is quite surreal, given what I do. This is kind of a nod to him. "He told me I thought more of Bob Halley than I did of my own son", Farebrother said.

John also had a brush with death in April when he contracted a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection in South America.

He spent two nights in intensive care and was kept in hospital before being released home, according to his agent.

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