Elton John has taken to Instagram to reveal the heartbreaking news that his mother, Sheila Farebrother, has died.
Sir Elton John has said that he is "shocked" to hear of his mother's - age 92 - passing, after only just seeing her last Monday.
Sharing a loving photo of the two together on social media, the 70-year-old singer wrote:
"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."
This tragic occurrence comes just months after Elton announced that he and his mother had ended their nine-year-long estrangement.
Back in May of this year, the 'Rocket Man' singer Tweeted, "Dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day! So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton xo."
It is still unclear of the circumstances surrounding his mother's death.