Elton John 'in shock' after his mother Sheila Farebrother dies aged 92

Sir Elton John 'in shock' as mum Sheila suddenly dies

Elton John's mom, Sheila Farebrother, has died, the singer announced Monday on social media.

The singer explained on his Instagram he was in shock as he 'only saw her last Monday'.

"I told him: 'I'm not about to do that and drop them", She said at the time. Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. Their relationship had been so distant they hadn't spoken for approximately nine years but were able to fix the damage and make use of the precious time they had left.

John shared a sweet tribute to Farebrother on Mother's Day in May, saying "Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day!".

"'However, I can say that we are now back in touch".

Ms Farebrother was 92 years old.

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


John, 70, had recently rekindled his relationship with his mother after years apart.

Farebrother blamed John's husband, David Furnish, for their long-running rift. The last time he saw her was just one week ago.

"Bob is like a son to me".

Another fan soothed: "Aw I'm so sorry for your loss. It was [manager] Stuart who mischievously sent her a video".

The Sun said: "Elton ... failed to show up to his stepfather's funeral in 2010 and Sheila furthered the feud by hiring an Elton John tribute act for her 90th birthday party".

His parents later divorced and his mother remarried his stepfather John, who also supported him and coaxed the youngster to write songs and get him a job as a pub pianist at the age of 15.

Related News:

  • N Korea labels US-South Korea drill 'dangerous'

    N Korea labels US-South Korea drill 'dangerous'

    Speaking in Missouri, the United States leader derided Mr Kim, describing him as a "sick puppy" and "little rocket man". This is important given the calls for a tightening of worldwide sanctions against North Korea.
    Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty Over False Statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty Over False Statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Flynn is the first person inside President Donald Trump's administration to be reached by special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. A lawyer for Flynn informs Trump's lawyers that they can no longer share information with the White House.
    Tillerson will not send high-ranking delegation to India with Ivanka Trump

    Tillerson will not send high-ranking delegation to India with Ivanka Trump

    Telangana Government included a handloom saree in the list of items to be gifted for the special guest. Her attendance, however, has been called off by Tillerson's team, CNN reported.
  • New Brunswickers lost their jobs in November: StatsCan

    New Brunswickers lost their jobs in November: StatsCan

    British Columbia added 18,200 jobs for a 0.7 per cent increase and Quebec created 16,200 positions for a 0.4 per cent increase. The report said the increase in real gross domestic product was driven by a one per cent expansion in household spending.

    Amazon launches web-based tool for developing VR and AR experiences

    Supported devices include Google's Daydream, HTC Vive, Facebook's Oculus Rift, and iOS mobile devices. The Amazon Sumerian also assists with mapping services from Mapbox.
    European researchers claim to have identified North Korea's list of targets

    European researchers claim to have identified North Korea's list of targets

    North Korea joins Iran, Sudan, and Syria - the only countries designated by the U.S.as state sponsors of terrorism. The U.S. has maintained North Korea must cease its program before negotiations can begin.
  • Yemen's Houthis: Saleh's overture to Saudi 'a coup'

    Yemen's Houthis: Saleh's overture to Saudi 'a coup'

    He fought six wars against the Huthis when he was president, but joined forces with them to take over the capital in 2014. The Houthis accused Mr Saleh of betrayal, and vowed to keep up the fight against the Saudi-led coalition.
    Mount Agung eruption: Indonesia issues highest aviation warning

    Mount Agung eruption: Indonesia issues highest aviation warning

    But Bali's main Ngurah Rai airport remained open yesterday, although flights were affected. "The airport still operates normally". Government officials are insistent that the island remains safe for now outside of the area immediately surrounding Mount Agung.
    Suspect in NY terror attack indicted on murder, terrorism charges

    Suspect in NY terror attack indicted on murder, terrorism charges

    Saipov came to the USA legally in 2010 from Uzbekistan, where officials say he had no history of trouble with the law. Saipov allegedly admitted to planning an attack about a year ago and made a decision to use the truck two months ago.
  • Shujaa into Dubai Sevens Cup Quarters

    Shujaa into Dubai Sevens Cup Quarters

    But as the game neared it send Blitzboks replacement Tim Agaba showed tremendous strength to power over the tryling and seal the match and tournament for South Africa .
    Surprise, surprise! Security by obscurity fails Apple's MacOS

    Surprise, surprise! Security by obscurity fails Apple's MacOS

    The Apple Support Twitter account acknowledged Ergin's tweet highlighting the issue but did not provide any additional comment. All you need to do to login is go to the login screen, type " root ", leave the password box blank, and try to login.
    Google Pixel smartphones gets smart battery features

    Google Pixel smartphones gets smart battery features

    Having the best phone in the world, which we might do with Pixel handsets, means nought if you're caught out with a flat battery. The Google Pixel smartphones have received positive reviews in many aspects but there is one major problem that many users face.


Most liked

Infosys Appoints Salil Parekh as new CEO & MD
The Bangalore-based company has already cut its revenue growth forecast for the year to 5.5% to 6.5%, from 6.5% to 8.5%. Parekh will replace U B Pravin Rao , who had earlier replaced Vishal Sikka as the interim CEO and Managing Director.

One killed, five hurt by vehicle in brawl outside NY bar
Witnesses told WCBS-TV that a group of people was leaving the bar when they saw a man beating up another man on the sidewalk. Police said the driver struck at least six people, one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene.

No fear of England for Tunisia, Panama
The Hand of God plucked the ball containing England's name from a pot during the draw staged inside Moscow's State Kremlin Palace. Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, and France are in Pot 1, meaning they are the highest-ranked teams.

Man who shot undercover JSO cop three times gets life in prison
When questioned by a judge in a 30-minute hearing about the stunt, the officer refused to comment, the Times-Union reported . The son wasn't injured, and the detective managed to shoot Rojas before he fled the scene, according to the station.

Kelly Clarkson's Carpool Karaoke turns into date night with her husband
Brandon then joked: "I feel like we're making a porn with all the cameras". Clarkson asked before getting in the backseat with her surprise guest.

Peshawar University students continue to protest for third day
Graduate students are now able to teach or research in return for a stipend that goes toward living costs. Dunn says the tax bill "discourages students from pursuing a graduate level education and devalues it".

Android luminary takes leave from phone maker amid controversy
Mr Rubin left the Android team in 2013, briefly heading up Google's robotics division before departing the company entirely. Rubin founded Danger, the company behind the T-Mobile Sidekick, and co-founded Android before it was bought out by Google.

Leak Reveals Character Customization in 'Star Wars Battlefront II'
And so listening to the consumer when they start playing the game six months from now or six years from now is very important to us.

Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks
We checked every Chrome OS device we have and can confirm they all show every Office app in the Play Store ready for download. Chrome Unboxed reports that the apps are now available in Samsung's Chromebook Pro , Acer's Chromebook 15 and Acer's C771.

Naya Rivera Hit Husband Ryan Dorsey in the Head, Police Say
She asked for primary custody of their son, but they reconciled not long after and Naya withdrew her request for sole custody. The statement says Dorsey had minor injuries and showed deputies a video that supported his account of the incident.

Hollywood actor dad of Ron Howard dead
Bilko, Small Soldiers, Joe Dirt, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Georgia Rule, Valentine's Day, The Lone Ranger and Nebraska . Rob said, "A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history.

Army called in to control situation in Islamabad
So far one police official was martyred in I-8 Sector during the clashes while almost 200 persons of both sides had been injured. The lawmaker from NA-133 (Sheikhupura) was in the Batti Chowk area to negotiate with the protesters, Express News reported.

It's Official! Chip Kelly is New UCLA Bruins Football Head Coach
The Ducks played in a BCS bowl in each of his four seasons and made the National Championship game following the 2010 season. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Black Friday shoppers resort to punches at mall in Alabama
The first incident they responded to was a report of shots fired in the Macy's parking lot around 10 p.m. Police said the fight was of a personal nature, and not over sales.

Tencent to Release Localized, Altered Version in China
China right now accounts for about 40-percent of the game's player base, the outlet points out, citing metrics from SteamSpy. In terms of the partnership on PUBG Corporation's side, it couldn't have found a better partner to work with in China.