Elton John announces his mother's death, says he's 'in shock'

PHOTO: Elton John with his mother Sheila Eileen Dwight in London, Nov. 4, 2002.
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Elton John is grieving the loss of his mother, Sheila Farebrother.

The 70-year-old singer spoke about his mother's death on social media Monday.

"So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock," he wrote alongside a photo of the two smiling. "Travel safe Mum. Thank you for everything. I will miss you so much."

John signed the post, "Love, Elton."

The legendary singer and his mother had recently reconciled after a falling out.

"Out of respect for my mother’s privacy, I have always shied away from speaking publicly about our relationship," John told London's Mirror in 2016. "However, I can say that we are now back in touch and have been so since my mother’s 90th birthday."

This past Mother's Day, he tweeted a photo posing with her that was captioned, "Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day! So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton xo #MothersDay"

John did not explain the cause of his mother's death.