Elton John's mom, Sheila Farebrother, dies


Sir Elton John has spoken out to pay tribute after the death of his mother, Sheila Farebrother.

Sir Elton John has shared the "sad" news of his mother's death, just months after celebrating a rekindling of their relationship.

He added: "Thank you for everything".

"For my marriage-when David and I did our civil partnership-I got this package from Eminem that shows you how homophobic he isn't", Elton John begins.

John, 70, announced on Mother's Day that he and his mother settled their feud after he fell ill with a deadly bacterial infection while touring through South America.

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

Sir Elton John's farewell message to his mother
Image Sir Elton John's farewell message to his mother

On Mother's Day in the US, Elton made a post on Instagram with the caption: "Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day!".

British musician Elton John performs on stage in Vienna, Austria on November 24, 2016. The long estrangement was reportedly a result of Farebrother remaining in contact with friends her son had fallen out with, reported Hello Magazine.

Rest in peace, Sheila Farebrother.

Their initial fallout had occurred when Sheila refused to cut ties with two of Elton's former employees, Bob Halley and John Reid, when they were fired by her son. I told him, 'I'm not about to do that and drop them. And he banged the phone down.

The album coincides with the 50th anniversary of his partnership with Bernie Taupin, an English lyricist who has worked with Elton on many of his most famous songs.