Bruno Mars may put his concert on hold to mourn the sudden passing of his mother. Bernadette Hernadez, 55, died due to a brain aneurysm on Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii, reports the Associated Press.
Representatives of the Grammy Award winning singer stated that his mother died while at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, but no other information has been received. Mars’ mother, a hula dance and singer from the Philipines, was instrumental in catering the craft of the singer.
Mars, born Peter Gene Hernadez, gives major credit to his mother for supporting his talent and decision to pursue his career. He moved to Los Angeles as a young adult where he began to write music and produce for major artists before catapulting into the spotlight as a solo artist. Mars gained success with his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, even winning a Grammy for best male pop vocal performance for the single “Just The Way You Are” in 2010. The album also featured the hit “Grenade” and was nominated for three Grammy awards in 2011.
Bruno Mars notes that a lot of his success stemmed from the support of his mother. He even wrote a song called “I Love You Mom” about the support of his parent’s of his career. The singer shared details about his close relationship with his mom earlier this year with Gulf News. He’s noted saying, “I always wanted to buy my mom a house, and that was the first thing I did with my first big check.” Mars recently released his second album entitled Unorthodox Jukebox, which includes singles “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man”. He is set to return to touring on June 22 after the death of his mother, but it is unsure whether the remainder of the concert will be affected.