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Paris Hilton mourning dog

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Paris Hilton mourning dog

Paris Hilton feels like she has "lost a child" following the death of her dog Tinkerbell.

The 34-year-old heiress was left devastated when her beloved pooch passed away last month but she is taking comfort in the well-wishes she has received on social media from her fans.

She told HELLO! magazine: "I've been so upset - I haven't cried this hard since I lost my grandmother. I feel like I've lost my child.

"Seeing what people have written makes me feel a lot better - just knowing she was loved by so many people around the world. She was a legend."

Paris said last month she was "heartbroken" following the death of the 14-year-old Chihuahua.

She wrote on Instagram: "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 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 (sic)."