Elton John announced this morning that his mother, Sheila Farebrother has died at the age of 92.
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 pic.twitter.com/dQKXRbpGRy
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 4, 2017
The pair had only recently rekindled their relationship after falling out for 7 years due to a family rift. The relationship was repaired after Farebrother hired an Elton John tribute act for her 90th birthday and the iconic singer sent his mother some white orchids and they got back in touch. However, Elton John told Rolling Stone how she did not thank him for the bouquet and gave the impression that their relationship was still strained, saying “To be honest with you, I don’t miss her,” he said. “I look after her, but I don’t want her in my life.”
Meanwhile, Elton John and Beyonce have been rumoured to be working on reworked songs for the live action remake of The Lion King, where singer superstar Beyonce plays Nala.
The New York Daily News reported that they are working on tracks such as ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ and ‘Circle Of Life’. Hans Zimmer also contributed extensively towards The Lion King’s soundtrack alongside John and has apparently signed a contract allowing his original songs to be reimagined.
A source told the daily news that “The songs will be thread into the storyline, It is unthinkable when you have Beyoncé involved not to have her sing some of those iconic hits — and that means huge sales to a new generation. The deal is a huge one and will earn [Elton John] millions at many stages. Obviously, he will get a one-off licensing deal followed by a cut in royalties from all aspects of the work.”