Friends and collegues pay tribute to Bernadette HernandezUPDATED 6:29 AM HST Jun 10, 2013Video Transcript
Pop star Bruno Mars has been thanking his fans for their support ... after the sudden death of his mom. ...the love of music running deep in their family. Tonight, friends and colleagues paid tribute to Bernadette Hernandez the best way they knew how... celebrating all that made her shine. NATS: Karaoke A tribute befiting of their friend Bernadette Hernandez. Her old work-place and watering-hole filled with regulars siging their hearts out. NATS: Karaoke 906-13 Bernie was a really special person. The thing that set her apart was she was alive and she could touch you just with her voice. NATS: Here's Bruno Mars. Mom to local pop sensation Bruno Mars, he even wrote a song for her called - what else - "I Love You Mom." Hernandez worked at 8 Fat Fat 8 on Beretania for several years, as bartender, manager and all-around fun- time favorite. 926 You really could tell she was a genuine person. Hernandez died of a brain anyuresum and heart attack on June 1st. She was only 55 years old. A week later, pictures covers the walls. Bright and all smiles in one, lit by candlelight, and surrounded by love. 851 If you'd like to give her a toast... And on the table, her favorite sip: Don Julio Anejo. Warming the spirits in memory of their friend. 938-41 We're all family here and she'll truly be missed.