Published: Mon, December 04, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Elton Johh devastated by death of mum: 'I am in shock'

Elton Johh devastated by death of mum: 'I am in shock'

"I had no intention of dropping John and Bob and I told Elton so". "When she says things in the press like, 'I haven't spoken to Elton since he married that f***ing a***hole David Furnish". "When she says things in the press, like past year, 'I haven't spoken to Elton since he married that f-king a-hole David Furnish.' That was pretty hard to take", he said.

It was his mother who encouraged Sir Elton, real name Reginald Dwight, to learn to play the piano from the age of three. "It upsets me, but to be honest with you, I don't miss her".

Mr Halley had worked for Sir Elton for three decades, first as a driver then later as a personal assistant, before he was sacked as part of a series of changes he was making to his team.

"Then to my utter amazement, he told me he hated me. He told me I thought more of Bob Halley than I did of my own son", Farebrother said. And he banged the phone down.

For her 90th birthday bash in 2015, Shelia booked a tribute act of her son to perform as they were still estranged.


In May, the singer posted a photo of the two on social media with the caption: "Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day!"

The mother-son duo fell out in 2008, although Elton continued to support her financially.

The milestone birthday is said to have seen the Tiny Dancer singer get in touch with his mum for the first time in seven years, sending her white orchids.

Recently, Sir Elton cancelled a series of forthcoming performances as he recovers from a serious illness that a spokesman described as "potentially deadly".

"We are now back in touch", he confirmed last December.

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