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Dolores Hope

Dead at 102

9/19/2011 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dolores Hope -- Bob Hope's widow -- has died.  She was 102 years old.

Dolores married Bob Hope in 1934 and the couple was married for 69 years, until Bob died in 2003. Sources tell us Dolores died this morning.

Friends of Dolores tell TMZ, she was quite the character, frequently drinking bourbon and entertaining almost to the end of her life.

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Dolores was a devout Catholic, who drove herself to mass everyday at 7 AM, and when she could no longer drive a chapel was constructed on her Toluca Lake estate so she could worship.

Dolores' rep, Harlan Boll, tells TMZ, she loved children and veterans and would do anything for her charities.

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2idiots    

Rest in Peace

1109 days ago
17.

niles    

First, the Salahi dog and now this. How much more can America stand?

1109 days ago
18.

Rico    

Taking bets on whether Bobby has taken a break after the Front 9 to grab his bride, and continue to the 10th hole.

1109 days ago
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Jodi    

Wow...Delores was bless with a loooong life. I'm sure she missed Bob after he passed away but she had her charities and her love of children and people to keep her going until the end.

1109 days ago
20.

She's baaaack    

Some of you folks get all up in the celeb gossip stuff but you're nouveau. The garbage that passes for "celebrity" today is pathetic. For every 20 fine young things you see acting or entertaining, there is probably 1 to 2 people who are truly talented, and if they aren't Hollywood Barbie and Ken perfect you're probably never going to know who they are anyhow. At least back in the studio era of Hollywood the celebs had to have something besides a pushy manager to get them the spotlight. Go worship Miley Cyrus or Julia Roberts who has never been anything but that one character she always is in her movies (yeah Oscar Schmoscar, she was giving hummers left and right for that one and you all knjow it). Give the lady and her marriage and *her time* it's due and stop acting so freaking stupid.

1109 days ago
21.

The Love Sponge    

Thanks for the memories Delores. Never a dull moment.

1109 days ago
22.

Different Rules Apply    

Lovely lady, I hope you're dancing in Heaven with Bob... R.I.P.

1109 days ago
23.

James    

the couple was married for 69 years?
seriously, WAS married not WERE married
MY GOD TMZ who proof reads this stuff?

1109 days ago
24.

Jack920    

Wow, what an amazing lifespan - 102 years!!! I can't even begin to imagine what she did with all those years. RIP Delores Hope

1109 days ago
25.

Muppet    

Wonderful lady! May she rest in peace.

1109 days ago
26.

Steve    

Rest in peace Dolores. Finally back with Bob in heaven. Thank him for the memories.

Note to TMZ. In spite of how immature and disrepsctful your TV show has become recenlty regarding anybody over 30 years old, you really should screen out the hacks, wanna be comedians and ignorant dolts on your comment boards, particularly regarding death notices.

Ignorance of history and past celebrity is no excuse for stupidity and disrespect.

1109 days ago
27.

Carl    

She lived even longer than her husband, which is pretty amazing since he reached 100 himself! RIP

1109 days ago
28.

writenow    

And she had a great singing voice too. Best to the family.

1109 days ago
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WiddoMouse    

It never ceases to amaze me that there is always a person or two who can find something evil to say about a kind and gentle soul like Mrs. Hope. Why is it necessary to say negative and hateful things about a person who has done you no harm?

1109 days ago
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gibbs    

oh How sad, Blessing and prayers.

1109 days ago
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