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Bruno Mars' mum dies aged just 55

Bruno Mars' mother has died at the age of 55 of a brain aneurysm.

Bernadette Hernandez was a former hula dancer and singer who encouraged young Bruno's musical talents. 

Bruno was very close to his mum - he recently vowed to give up smoking for her.

She died in Honolulu at Queens Medical Center.
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