Elton John 'in shock' over mother's death
By
WATCH: The audience at a Broadway performance of "The Lion King" was treated to a special surprise in New York City this weekend when Elton John took the stage to sing the iconic hit "Circle of Life" from the film version.

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.