Prince’s original white dove dies at 28

Virgin Radio

4 Feb 2021, 15:17

Prince's white dove named Divinity is no more. The beautiful and iconic bird was loved by Prince fans across the globe. 

Dove Divinity was based at the rock star's sprawling estate, Paisley Park, and lived until the impressive and unusual age of 28. She was previously one of the star attractions at Prince's home-turned-museum and loved by fans. 

After the music legend died of an accidental overdose on April 21 in 2016, his estate was turned into a museum full of memorabilia including the musician’s personal archives, his iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, motorcycles, rare music and video recordings.

The website wrote about Divinity: "Paisley Park today announces the passing of Divinity, the female white dove once owned by Prince Rogers Nelson, following a recent decline in health due to age.

"Divinity died peacefully on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 after 28 years of life. One of the original doves Prince kept at his iconic Paisley Park complex, Divinity was an ever-present fixture for countless Paisley Park tours, events and productions."

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

Mitch Maguire, Legacy Preservationist, added: “Although the original doves have passed on, visitors to Paisley Park will continue to enjoy the warm greetings from a new generation of doves that will continue to grace Prince’s home."