Rest in Peace Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton's Starlet Dog

PHOTO: Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell are seen filming a scene for the TV series, "The Simple Life."Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images
Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell are seen filming a scene for the TV series, "The Simple Life."

Tinkerbell, the constant canine companion of celebrity Paris Hilton, has died at age 14.

Hilton announced the dog’s death on social media, posting a series of photos in memory of the teacup Chihuahua.

“I feel like I've lost a member of my family. She was such a special & incredible soul,” Hilton wrote. “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.”

Tinkerbell was Hilton’s first dog -- and while the hotel heiress has acquired numerous other pets through the years, Tinkerbell remained a visible presence, a representation of swag and cool. Hilton would dress Tinkerbell in sharp outfits and often carried the dog in a trendy handbag.

Tinkerbell appeared with Hilton on the reality show, “The Simple Life.”

Late-night TV hijinks followed.

PHOTO: Paris Hilton (left), with her dog Tinkerbell, appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September 6, 2004 at the NBC Studios, in Burbank, California.Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Paris Hilton (left), with her dog Tinkerbell, appears on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on September 6, 2004 at the NBC Studios, in Burbank, California.

The dog even appeared on “Saturday Night Live.”

PHOTO: Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell are seen with Kenan Tompson for a Feb. 2, 2005 episode of Saturday Night Live.Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell are seen with Kenan Tompson for a Feb. 2, 2005 episode of "Saturday Night Live."

And Tinkerbell had a front-row seat to the latest runway fashions.

PHOTO: Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell attend the Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2005 show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park February 8, 2005 in New York City.Evan Agostini/Getty Images
Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell attend the Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2005 show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park February 8, 2005 in New York City.

It wasn’t all easy for Tinkerbell. The dog went missing in 2004, sparking a frantic search. But Tinkerbell returned days later, reclaiming her place under Hilton’s arm, inside her designer bag and in her heart.

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