Elton John 'In Shock' As His Mother Passes Away: 'I Will Miss You So Much'

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Sir Elton John performs onstage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 28, 2014 in New York City. 

Elton John is mourning the loss of his mother, Sheila Farebrother, who passed away on Monday (Dec. 4) at age 92. Details surrounding her death have not been made available, but the close relationship the mother and son's had was very public over the years. 

"So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning," the 70-year-old pop icon wrote on both Instagram and Twitter, captioning a photo in which he and his mother are beaming. "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."

The two had reconciled in Feb. 2016 after an eight-year estrangement. According to British newspaper the Daily Mirror, John said at the time, "Out of respect for my mother's privacy, I have always shied away from speaking publicly about our relationship. However, I can say that we are now back in touch and have been so since my mother's 90th birthday." 

Also according to the Mirror, their original fall-out was due to Farebrother's unwillingness to cut off two of her son's oldest friends after he had already ended his friendship with them.

On Mother's Day of this year (May 14), John shared a sweet note on Instagram. "Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day! So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton xo."


Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day! So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton xo

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