Sir Elton John says mum Sheila Farebrother's funeral was 'perfect'
3 January 2018, 17:19
Sir Elton John has paid tribute to his mother and described her funeral as "perfect".
Sheila Farebrother died in December, aged 92, shortly after she and her son had put behind them a long-running feud.
In an Instagram post, the singer said that Mrs Farebrother had been remembered with a family service and went on to pay tribute to her.
He wrote: "Dear Mum, today's funeral was perfect.
"Having the service in the family chapel and attended by your brother and sister brought us all comfort. Having the service where Nan lived out her final days brought you and your Mother back together again.
"Tomorrow your friends will gather separately to say their good byes. I've chosen all the music so everything will be just right."
He added: "Thank-you for bringing me into the world and for all that you have done for me. Love, Elton #RIP."
The 70-year-old music star also shared a picture of a plaque bearing his mother's name.
When revealing his mother's death on social media in December 2017 he told of his "shock" after having seen her the previous week.
He added: "Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. I will miss you so much."
In 2016, Sir Elton revealed he was speaking to his mother again and paid tribute to her on American Mother's Day in May when he shared a photo and wrote: "Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day!
"So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton xo."
Mrs Farebrother said in an interview in 2016 that her son "hated" her, and that their rift had started over a "petty" argument when he asked her to cut ties with two of her oldest friends, who had also been part of his early success, Bob Halley and John Reid.
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