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

(Newser) – 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.

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Jun 3, 2013 8:04 AM CDT
Someone these IGNORANT and UNCOUTH commentators need to move out of their mother's basements and GET A LIFE! I'm sorry for the loss of your mother, Bruno. She was too young to die and you are too young to lose her!
Jun 3, 2013 12:24 AM CDT
What a shame. I always enjoyed Mars bars.
Jun 2, 2013 10:09 PM CDT
My nephew died suddenly of an aneurysm. He was a Lance Corporal in the Marines in the Viet Nam war. He wasn't there when it happened, but not matter it is still devastating when sudden death happens. It is not funny and it is not nice to degrade one's death. I don't don't care who it is, or who the mother did, or anything. Give respect. If you can't do that stfu.