Bruno Mars "in mourning after his mother's death at aged 55"

The Grammy-winning pop star's mother tragically died on Saturday in Honolulu at Queens Medical Center.

Bernadette Hernandez died Saturday of a brain aneurysm, according to a publicist for Mars' label, Atlantic Records, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.


Mars is one of pop's top acts with several No. 1 hits including his most recent, When I Was Your Man.

His mother, a hula dancer and a singer who immigrated from the Philippines, nurtured her son's interest in music at an early age.

Hernandez is survived by Bruno, real name  Peter Gene Hernandez , his brother Eric and their four sisters Presley, Tahiti, Tiara and Jamie.

It was first reported that the mother-of-six suffered a suspected heart attack on Friday and was being treated at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu.

 
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