Bruno Mars Remains Silent Following Mother's Death

Bruno Mars was left grieving this weekend following the sudden and unexpected death of his mother, Bernadette Hernandez, on Saturday (June 1) after suffering a brain aneurysm. Bernadette passed at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she was rushed to after becoming unresponsive following a collapse at her home in the Hawaii city.

Bruno's mother immigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines at an early age, meeting Bruno's father Peter Hernandez whilst she worked as a hula dancer at the the same bar he played percussion for the house band. The two nurtured Bruno's musical talents from a young age and the Grammy-winning singer has commented on the influence of his mother on his success in countless interviews in the past. Bernadette was also a singer.

Understandably, the bereaving Mars - real name Peter Gene Hernandez - has remained silent since the death was made public and has yet to comment on the situation to the press. The singer was due to begin a tour in the U.S. in late June (beginning June 22), however the death could potentially affect the concert schedule. There hasn't been any word on whether the death will result in some concert rescheduling just yet.

Mars began his career as an Elvis impersonator with the rest of his family, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue a solo career as a young adult and was soon signed by Motown Records where he achieved very limited success. He was eventually signed by Elektra, when he began to achieve success thanks in part to his song-writing credits for other artists and his guest spot on B.O.B.'s 'Nothing On You.'

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Bruno has remained close-lipped since the news broke

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The singer was close to his mother


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