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It’s a sad day for music legend Elton John as the 70-year-old rock legend announces the death of his mother, Sheila Farebrother. She was 92.
John took to social media early this morning to break the news, expressing his shock at his mother’s death this morning; they’d only seen each other just last week, and judging by the tone of John’s statement it’s safe to surmise that there was no indication that anything was wrong with his mother when he saw her last.
Ms. Farebrother’s death is made even more crushing by the fact that mother and son had only recently mended their relationship, becoming close again in 2015 after ending an eight year feud that stemmed from Elton’s insistence that his mother cut all ties with former members of his entourage. It was on his mother’s 90th birthday two years ago that Elton reached out for the first time since 2008, sending her a large bouquet of white orchids with a note that read, ‘Wow, 90! Congratulations. Love Elton, David, Zachary and Elijah.’
“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”
Our hearts go out to Elton during this difficult time, and we hope that he’s comforted by the knowledge that he and his mother had the chance to reconcile before it was too late – a luxury that time sadly doesn’t afford to many.
Rest easy, good lady.