Paris Hilton 'devastated' over death of chihuahua Tinkerbell

Paris Hilton Is 'Devastated' After Death of Beloved Dog Tinkerbell
Paris Hilton Is 'Devastated' After Death of Beloved Dog Tinkerbell

Paris Hilton's beloved purse companion has passed away.

The 34-year-old socialite annoced to her 4.1 million Instagram followers on Tuesday that her Chihuahua Tinkerbell had died. "My heart is broken. I am so sad and devastated," Hilton wrote in an emoji-filled message. "After 14 amazing years together, my baby Tinkerbell has passed away of old age."

"I feel like I've lost a member of my family," she continued. "She was such a special and incredible soul. We went through so much together. I can't believe she's gone. I will miss her and think about her for the rest of my life. I love you Tinky, you are a Legend & will never be forgotten. #RIPTinkerbell."

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Hilton then began to post numerous photos of her and Tinkerbell's adventures together -- including photo shoots, red carpets and television appearances. "Tinkerbell lived a glamorous life," she captioned a Guess ad of her and the dog.

Back in 2004, Hilton had a scare when Tinkerbell went missing. The hotel heiress offered a $5,000 reward for her pet's safe return. The dog was eventually retrieved without explanation. That same year, the satirical book Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries: My Life Tailing Paris Hilton, was also released.

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Hilton and Tinkerbell are also credited with the trend referred to as "handbag dogs."

In the words of Hilton, "#RIPTinkerbell."

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