Sheila Farebrother, who died aged 92 in December 2017, is said to have left half of her £534,000 estate to Bob Halley, a former PA and chauffeur after she changed her will 24 days before her death, the Sun newspaper reported. The other half of her estate went to the singer's half-brother Frederick Farebrother and a friend, Deborah Woodward.
Sir Elton was left two urns and family photos, the newspaper reported. He apparently fell out with his mother after she had thought that Halley had been fired in 2008 due to the influence of Sir Elton's husband, David Furnish. Halley had resigned from his role. Sheila said Halley was "like a son" to her, although sources close to the singer-songwriter said he left of his own accord.
Sir Elton has spoken of his differences with his mother although they were eventually reconciled quite recently. After her funeral however, he said of her on social media: "Thank you for bringing me into the world and for all that you have done for me."
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