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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