Sir Elton John pays tribute to mum after her sudden death

Must See 05/12/2017

Sir Elton John is mourning the loss of his mother, Sheila Farebrother, just months after ending their nearly decade-long feud.

Posting to his Instagram account, the singer shared a photo of the pair at a benefit for the Elton John Aids Foundation back in 2003.

Writing with the photo, he shared "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."

The 70-year-old Brit did not explain the circumstances surrounding his mother’s death.

In June 2008, it was reported that Elton and his mum had an explosive argument that led to the pair not speaking with each other for over nine years.

The argument was said to have originally been caused by Sheila refusing to cut ties with two of Elton John's close friends, after he had a fall out with them.

Elton only recently announced that he had rekindled his relationship with his mother when he posted a throwback picture of himself alongside his mum on Mother's Day.

He wrote: “Dear Mum, Happy Mother’s Day! So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton xo #MothersDay.”

Our thoughts are with Elton and his family at this time.