Aneurysm Kills Bruno Mars' Mom

Bernadette Hernandez was 55
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2013 10:37 AM CDT
Aneurysm Kills Bruno Mars' Mom
Bruno Mars performs at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The 55-year-old mother of pop star Bruno Mars died suddenly yesterday of a brain aneurysm, a publicist for his Atlantic Records label tells the AP. Bernadette Hernandez died at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. She was a singer and hula dancer who immigrated from the Philippines, and was credited as having encouraged Mars' musical talents from a young age. Mars was scheduled to kick off a US tour later this month, adds TMZ. (More Bruno Mars stories.)

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