The late mother of Elton John stiffed her famous son in her will — ouch — and left him two ceramic urns instead of cash. Digging the knife even deeper, Elton’s mom Sheila Farebrother — while bequeathing his ex-assistant more than $738,000, according to a new report.
Three weeks before her death at age 92 in December, the singer’s mom Sheila Farebrother changed her will and left half her fortune to Bob Halley, Elton's former assistant who came between Elton and his mom regarding his career.
Elton and Sheila didn’t speak for nine years after Elton told his mom to choose — him or Bob — and she refused to cut Bob out of her life.
“I told him, ‘I’m not about to do that and drop them. Bob is like a son to me. He has always been marvelous to me and he lives nearby and keeps an eye on me,’” Elton's mom told The Telegraph.
The other half of her fortune was left to John’s half-brother Frederick Farebrother and Sheila’s best friend Deborah Woodward.
After the Rocket Man singer nearly died after contracting a bacterial infection in South America, he did patch things up with his mom, but it didn’t last long.
The two went to war publicly after Elton’s mom hired an Elton John impersonator for her 90th birthday. Come on, it’s funny.
“I don’t hate her but I don’t want her in my life,” John once said about her.
Her will was signed Nov. 10, 2017, 24 days before her Dec. 4 death.
Of Elton it read:
“I give to my son Elton John free of all taxes my two Batignani blue/gold urns and my photographs of mother in uniform and grandfather in uniform.” her will said.
Meanwhile, Elton is worth $414 million, but a snub coming from your mom, it’s got to hurt.
Elton recently announced his retirement from touring to spend more time with his two sons.
“Why now? Well, before the children, I thought … this is what I’m going be doing till the day I die,” he said. “But I don’t want to be traveling away from my children. They need me. I need them much more than much more than another tour or doing another show.”
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