Elton John is mourning the sudden passing of his mother today (Dec. 4).
The 70-year old singer recently repaired his relationship with his mother, Sheila Farebrother, after an eight year dispute . The two had patched things up in 2016, and the 90-year matriarch booked an Elton John tribute act to play at her birthday party.
John shared his grief on Twitter, revealing he had just seen her a week ago and is in “shock.”
The original skirmish came about when Farebrother chose to maintain a relationship with Elton’s former personal assistant Bob Hailey and acting manager John Reid. She also offended her famous son with comments about his husband David Furnish.
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 pic.twitter.com/dQKXRbpGRy
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 4, 2017