Prince’s family and fans alike are mourning the death of his beloved dove, Divinity, who has died.
It was announced on Thursday that Divinity had died at the age of 28, incredibly surpassing the average age of a dove’s life-span.
Divinity suffered a decline in her health and passed on Tuesday.
Alan Seiffert, executive director of Prince’s estate, revealed the news and said in a statement: ‘Divinity’s beautiful coo has welcomed visitors since Paisley Park first opened its gates to the public in October 2016.
‘She was one of the enduring links to Prince for thousands of fans. She will be missed.’
Divinity, who was the last of Prince’s original collection of doves, continued to live at the late musician’s Paisley Park home after his death in April 2016.
The When Doves Cry hitmaker died at the age of 57 following an overdose of fentanyl at the property, which has since turned into a museum.
Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson revealed his doves, Divinity and Majesty, simply stopped singing after he died.
Speaking on the Today Show, she revealed: ‘After he passed, they weren’t talking. It didn’t feel the same…
‘So when I first came in [to Paisley Park after Prince’s death], I was like, “Where’s the doves? What’s going on?” [His staff] said, “They’re up there. They’re just not talking”. I said, “Well you need to play some Prince music.’
Apparently it worked and presenter Al Roker admitted he heard them singing when he visited the house earlier.
‘I heard these sounds when I was here earlier and it is literally doves crying right now,’ he said.
Prince wrote and released his iconic song, When Doves Cry, in 1984 and it served as the lead single from his classic album Purple Rain.
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