Bruno Mars’ mother dies

Hawaiian hunk pop star Bruno Mars and his brother and four sisters are in mourning for their mother, who died suddenly from a brain aneurysm.

Bernadette Hernandez died of a brain aneurysm in a Honolulu, Hawaii, hospital Saturday. She was 55 years old.

Mars, 27, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, is one of six children, including his four sisters who are currently in a girl group and in production for a reality TV series, and a brother who serves as the drummer for the Grammy winner’s band.

Mars was just 4 when he began performing as an Elvis impersonator in Hawaii. He moved to Los Angeles to write songs and produce for other artists.

Mars’ debut album for Atlantic Records, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” includes 2010 Grammy award winning single “Just The Way You Are.” That album and his hit single “Grenade” were nominated for three Grammys in 2011.

Mars then released¬†“Unorthodox Jukebox,” includes the hits “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man.”

Condolences to the Hernandez family from M&C.


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