Katy Perry, Coldplay, Goo Goo Dolls, Maroon 5, Pink, Train, Gwen Stefani & No Doubt, Foo Fighters, SEETHER, U2, Lincoln Park, Paramore, Five For Fighting, John Mayer, Smashmouth and more...I am still obsessed with some fun 'ol school bands like Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Fleetwood Mac, EW&F, the BeeGees, Journey & Steve Perry SOLO-rules too, The Eagles, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra and big hair 80's music! Bon Jovi, Poison & Rick Springfield anyone?
The mother of
Bernadette Hernandez died Saturday of a brain aneurysm, according to a publicist for Mars' label, Atlantic Records, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak on the record.
Hernandez was 55 years old. She died in Honolulu at Queens Medical Center; no other information was given.
Mars, 27, is one of with several No. 1 hits including his most recent, "When I Was Your Man." His mother, a hula dancer and a singer who immigrated from the Philippines, nurtured her son's interest in music at an early age.
He is set to resume his tour on June 22.
Stars voiced support and condolences on Twitter. Among them:
Rihanna: Sending my love and condolences to @BrunoMars at this difficult time! I'm sincerely praying for you bro! #1Love
Randy Jackson: terrible news. Praying for you @brunomars
Boy George: @BrunoMars Thoughts and prayers to you fella. I'm sorry for your loss. Our mothers are goddesses.
Brooke Burke-Charvet: Prayers tonight for Bruno Mars for his loss. Love and peaceful light.
Jennifer Love Hewitt: My heart is breaking for Bruno Mars and his family tonight. I know all too well, to recent and too deep what they are feeling.my prayers
and now a HAPPIER SONG...love his new one Treasure...