Paris Hilton’s Beloved Dog Tinkerbell Dies, Star Mourns Her Death: “I’ve Lost a Member of My Family”

Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell
Paris Hilton with Tinkerbell back in 2003 prior to her death Amy Graves/WireImage

Paris Hilton’s beloved dog Tinkerbell has passed away. The Simple Life alum shared the sad news via Instagram on Tuesday, April 21.

“My heart is broken. I am so sad & devastated. 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 was such a special & incredible soul. We went through so much together. I can't believe she's gone. I will miss her & think about her for the rest of my life. I love you Tinky, you are a Legend & will never be forgotten. #RIPTinkerbell,” the DJ and businesswoman shared with followers, along with a throwback photo of her cradling one of her first dogs. 

Hilton made the Chihuahua famous by stepping out with her at numerous events, even bringing her to red carpet affairs.

In 2004, after Hilton’s home was robbed, Tinkerbell went missing and was returned six days later after Hilton offered a $5,000 reward. 

In October 2014, Hilton posted a video of her eldest dog on Instagram with the caption: “To everyone who keeps asking if Tinkerbell is alive. Here she is, the original queen herself!”

The hotel heir is mom to a handful of other animals, including her newest puppy Prince.

To everyone who keeps asking if Tinkerbell is alive. Here she is, the original queen herself! ????????

A video posted by Paris Hilton (@parishilton) on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:21pm PDT

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