With all the success that Bruno Mars has had it is truly sad to here about the sudden death of his mother.

This past Saturday Bernadette Hernandez the mother of Bruno Mars suffered unexpected brain aneurysm at the young age of 55. According to TMZ she passed away at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hernandez was a hula dancer and singer who immigrated from the Philippines. She was one of the most supportive and driving forces in Bruno's singing career from a young age. R.I.P

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.