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Elton John’s mother dies, Dubai show still on

Iconic singer shares news about Sheila Farebrother’s death on social media

15:44 December 4, 2017
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Singer Elton John has announced that his mother Sheila Farebrother has died at the age of 90 — months after they healed their years-long rift.

John, 70, who had not spoken to Farebrother for around nine years until May this year, shared the news with fans on Instagram on Monday by sharing a photograph of them together.

“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,” he wrote.

In May, John shared a throwback picture on Twitter to celebrate reconnecting with Farebrother on the US Mother’s Day.

“So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton,” he had written.

The singer is scheduled to perform in Dubai on Friday, December 8. At the time of publishing, organisers said the concert at the Autism Rocks Arena will go ahead as planned.