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Bruno Mars

Mother Dies Unexpectedly

6/2/2013 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0602_Bruno-Mars_tmzBernadette Hernandez -- mother of Bruno Mars -- died unexpectedly Saturday at the age of 55.

Hernandez suffered a brain aneurysm. She passed away at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hernandez was a hula dancer and singer who immigrated from the Philippines and nurtured Mars' musical talents from a very young age.

Mars was set to kick off a tour in the U.S. later this month. No word on whether the death will affect the concert schedule.

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