Prince’s white dove dies at age 28

“She was one of the enduring links to Prince for thousands of fans. She will be missed.”

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Prince performs at the19th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Monday, March 15, 2004.| (AP Photo/Wireimage.com, Kevin Mazur/FILE

Prince performs at the19th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2004.

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CHANHASSEN, Minn. — One of the original white doves that Prince kept at his iconic Paisley Park compound has died, officials at the rock legend’s mansion-turned-estate announced Wednesday.

The dove, a female named Divinity, lived to be 28 years old, surpassing the average lifespan of most doves. Paisley Park officials said her health had been declining and she died Tuesday.

Prince was 57 whenhe died of an accidental fentanyl overdoseon April 21, 2016. Divinity remained at Paisley Park and could be seen during tours of his former estate, now a museum. According to the museum’s website, visitors can see artifacts from the musician’s personal archives, his iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, motorcycles, rare music and video recordings.

“Divinity’s beautiful coo has welcomed visitors since Paisley Park first opened its gates to the public in October 2016,” Paisley Park executive director Alan Seiffert said in a statement. “She was one of the enduring links to Prince for thousands of fans. She will be missed.”

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