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Bruno Mars' mother dies at age 55
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of Grammy-winning pop star Bruno Mars has died in Hawaii.

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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 because the person was not authorized to speak on the record.

Hernandez was 55 years old. She died in Honolulu at Queens Medical Center; no other information was given.

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.

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Jun 15, 2013 3:08PM
Chin up, May your Mother rest in peace. *Hugs*
Jun 13, 2013 7:55AM
God Bless you in such tough time. You are amazing and I am sure your mother was amazing as well.
Jun 4, 2013 10:21AM
Why is this even news. is it so Bruno fans can come out and feel relevent by "expressing their condolences". Maybe tommorow we can run a story when he takes a dump. it's bad enough "stories" are "written" about a star sitting in a restaurent, but now, they're reporting on their relatives too? Better get working on his best friends mother's neighbor next.
Jun 3, 2013 5:00PM

Oh wow.......I'm so sorry. My condolensces to him and his whole family. That is such a shock for a family. Aneurysms are so quick and deadly and can get young and old people.

Andre 3000 lost his mom too. Olivia Newton John lost her sister to cancer. Condolensces to all.

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