NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of Grammy-winning pop star Bruno Mars has died in Hawaii.
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.READ MORE: Police Search For Driver Who Killed Bicyclist In North Hills
Hernandez was 55 years old. She died in Honolulu at Queens Medical Center; no other information was given.READ MORE: LA Teachers Union Votes To Reject State's Plan To Return To In-Person Learning
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.MORE NEWS: 'Asians With Attitude' Movement Shows Solidarity With Asian-American Community In Rowland Heights
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