Bernadette Hernandez, mother of Bruno Mars, has passed away. Mrs Hernandez died last night (June 1) of a brain aneurysm at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, a publicist for Atlantic Records confirmed to AP. She was 55 years old. Bruno’s mother, a former hula dancer and singer who immigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines, nurtured her son’s early love for music. The news comes less than a week after another of music’s biggest stars, André 3000, also lost his mother.
Our prayers and condolences go out to Bruno and his family.
A picture of Bruno Mars and his mother, plus a supportive tweet from Rihanna, after the jump…
— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 2, 2013