Bernadette Hernandez, mother of Bruno Mars died unexpectedly Saturday at the age of 55, TMZ reports.
Hernandez passed away at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii from a brain aneurysm.
A hula dancer and singer, Hernandez emigrated 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.