REPORT: Bruno Mars' Mom Dies After Brain Aneurysm

By RAPHAEL CHESTANG

June 02, 2013

Bernadette Hernandez, the mother of pop star Bruno Mars (real name Peter Hernandez), died at the age of 55 on Saturday, The Associated Press reports.

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According to the news source, a publicist for Atlantic Records confirmed the news that Bernadette passed away at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu following a brain aneurysm.

Bernadette was a hula dancer and a singer and has been credited with encouraging her children's love of music.

According to Rolling Stone, Mars has four sisters who form the music group Lylas and a brother who plays drums for Mars' band.



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