Paris Hilton 'Devastated' Over Death of Chihuahua Tinkerbell

by Jackie Willis 5:52 AM PDT, April 22, 2015
Playing Paris Hilton 'Devastated' Over Death of Chihuahua 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 wroteย 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.

Tinkerbell on #SNL Part 2 #RIPTinkerbell

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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."

Where our journey began... #TheSimpleLife ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿบ #FirstDogRealityStar โญ๏ธ #RIPTinkerbell

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