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Paris Hilton's Dog Tinkerbell Has Died

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Paris Hilton photographed with her dog Tinkerbell in 2005.

Paris Hilton's pet Chihuahua Tinkerbell has died, Hilton announced Tuesday on Instagram. 

Tinkerbell is well known as being maybe Hilton's best friend and definitely her best accessory, often carrying the dog with her in her purse and modeling with her in photo shoots. Tinkerbell even survived attempted kidnappings, including an instance in 2004 when she went missing for a week and was returned on a $5,000 reward. 

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"My heart is broken," said Hilton in her Instagram post. "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."

Hilton has been posting photos and videos of Tinkerbell to her Instagram in memoriam.