S go Elton John has said he is "shocked" by the death of his mother, only a few months after the couple rekindled their relationship had they not spoken for almost nine years.
The star announced that Sheila Farebrother had died at 90 on Monday morning, describing how she would "miss you so much".
It was only in May that Sir Elton revealed that he and his mother were "in contact again" after his brush with death that saw him put in intensive care with a bacterial infection he contracted in South America.
Posting a photo of the couple on Instagram, Sir Elton wrote: "It is sad to say that my mother pbaded away this morning.
" I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel safe mom. Thanks for everything. I will miss you so much. Love, Elton. "
Prior to contacting again, Sir Elton had not spoken to his mother since June 2008.