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Elton John's mother dies at 90 after reconciling with son

Elton John & Sheila Farebrother Elton John's mother dies at 90 after reconciling with son
Sandra Phillips | 05 December, 2017, 23:57

Sheila Farebrother passed away Monday morning, John revealed in a Twitter post. He thanked the woman for everything and wished her "good journey".

John said he last saw his mother a week ago and is "shocked" by her death. The soloist saw mom last week and cannot believe what happened.

To mark Mother's Day in America earlier this year, he posted a throwback picture of them together and wrote in the caption, "Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day!".

Elton and Shelia have had a rocky relationship over the years.

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Farebrother once told media that they had fallen out after John asked her to cut ties with two of her oldest friends, who also happened to be previously employed by her famous son. "Out of respect for my mother's privacy, I have always shied away from speaking publicly about our relationship".

This past Mother's Day, he tweeted a photo posing with her that was captioned, "Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day!".

In an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper in 2015, Sheila explained the cause of their feud, saying: "It was all so stupid - so petty". After this, Sir Elton sent her white orchids and they got back in touch for the first time in seven years. Bob is like a son to me.

His mother even had an Elton John impersonator perform at her 90th birthday party. And he banged the phone down. I don't hate my mother. but I don't want her in my life'.