The mother of GRAMMY-winning super star Bruno Mars has died in Hawaii.
Reports indicate that Bernadette Hernandez died Saturday, in Honolulu at Queens Medical Center, of a brain aneurysm; she was 55 years old.
Mars who is the singer behind such hits as “When I Was Your Man” and “Locked Out of Heaven” has spoken publicly about the love he and his family shared when he was younger and the hopes and dreams he had of becoming a star in music. He has also spoken about the love and adoration he possessed for his mother.
During an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Mars spoke about life as an Elvis Presley impersonator in the family band at the tender age of two.
Additional reports indicate that his mother, a hula dancer and a singer, immigrated from the Philippines and helped to nurture Mars’ interest in music at an early age.
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