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Bruno Mars’ Mother Dies at 55

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty ImagesBernadette Hernandez, the mother of singer Bruno Mars, died Saturday of a brain aneurysm, a source at his record label tells ABC News Radio.

Hernandez, who was 55, was a former hula dancer and singer who encouraged young Bruno's musical talents. She died in Honolulu, Hawaii at Queens Medical Center.

Bruno was very close to his mother; he even recently vowed to give up smoking for her.

The singer's Moonshine Jungle tour is set to kick off May 22 in Washington, D.C.

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