Rihanna has sent her condolences to Bruno Mars after the death of his mother.
The 'Diamonds' singer sent the star - real name Peter Hernandez - support on twitter after his mother passed away on Saturday (01.06.13) She tweeted: "Sending my love and condolences to Bruno Mars at this difficult time! I'm sincerely praying for you bro! #1Love (sic)."
Bruno's mother, Bernadette Hernandez, was admitted to hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii in a critical condition on Friday (31.05.13), but died the next day of a brain aneurysm.
Rihanna can sympathise with Bruno as last year she lost her beloved grandmother, Clara 'Dolly' Braithwaite, and had to cancel shows to fly back to her native Barbados to be with her family and grieve.
A number of other celebrities have since written to Bruno, 27, to offer their support during this difficult time.
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt - who lost her mother Patricia to cancer last year - wrote: "My heart is breaking for Bruno Mars and his family tonight. I know all too well, too recent and too deep what they are feeling. Nothing in the world like a mother. And nothing can prepare you for the pain of losing one. Sending my condolences."
Singer Boy George tweeted: "Bruno Mars Thoughts and prayers to you fella. I'm sorry for your loss. Our mothers are goddesses."
'Glee' star Amber Riley wrote: "No worse feeling than losing a loved one. My condolences. Prayers for Bruno Mars."
Bruno Mars’ Mom Dies: Rihanna & More Celebs React On Twitter
Bruno certainly has a strong support system during this difficult time in his life. A number of celebrities, including Rihanna, paid their respects on Twitter.
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.
Austin Brown: @BrunoMars so sorry for your unexpected loss, condolences to you and your family.
Amber Riley: No worse feeling than losing a loved one. My condolences. Prayers for@brunomars.
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