Celebrity deaths in 2011

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, January 03, 2011

18 of 84: Dolores Hope, wife of comedian Bob Hope, died on Monday, September 19, at age of 102.

She passed away at her home near Los Angeles. Funeral services will be private and she is set to be buried next to her husband, who died at age 100 in 2003, the family's spokesperson said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.

The two were married for almost 70 years. Dolores Hope was Bob Hope's second wife. She is survived by two of their four adopted children - daughter Linda and son William, three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Dolores Hope was born Dolores DeFina in Harlem, New York in 1909 and was a singer and a philanthropist. She put her music career on hold to raise her family but joined her husband on his USO trips to entertain U.S. troops.

She later returned to singing at age 83 and recorded several albums and performed in New York with Rosemary Clooney, actor George Clooney's aunt, who died in 2002.

Flowers will be placed on her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard, on Monday afternoon, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said in a statement.

(Pictured: Dolores Hope appears in an undated photo provided by her spokesperson on Sept. 19, 2011.) (Bob Hope family / publicity photo)