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Psychic Soccer Octopus -- Found Dead in the Water

10/26/2010 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul the Octopus -- the incredible creature that correctly predicted the winner of eight straight World Cup games this year -- was found dead this morning in his home tank in Germany.

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Stefan Porwoll -- the manager at the Oberhausen Sea Life Center, where Paul lived -- said Paul "appears to have passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes."

Paul rose to international fame this summer when he correctly predicted all seven of Germany's World Cup matches -- as well as the final between Spain and the Netherlands. Paul picked the winners by choosing between two food containers that had the competing teams' flags attached to them.

He was two years old.


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1.

jballz    

So young.

1426 days ago
2.

Enigma    

Can you say 'calamari'? Mmmmmmm. Sorry Paul

1426 days ago
3.

Miss Mary    

Awwwww...... so sorry to hear this.

1426 days ago
4.

Vanessa    

Aww. Octopus tend to live longer, even in captivity. I say it was murder...

1426 days ago
5.

awards    

Psychic sushi for lunch?

1426 days ago
6.

Bill F. Murray    

I knew soccer fans were nuts, but putting a hit on an octopus?

1426 days ago
7.

Dan    

Sushi for everyone!

1426 days ago
8.

niles    

I smell a dutch plot.

1426 days ago
9.

kickaboo    

rip, paul.

1426 days ago
10.

Christina G.    

Life is so unfair.

1426 days ago
11.

CarolynAB    

I second that. Round up some Dutchmen. They had it in for the poor octopus.

1426 days ago
12.

Sunshine    

Did he see that one coming?

1426 days ago
13.

tmzandco    

It's fishy !!!

HE HAS BEEN KILLED... NO DOUBT !

Justice for Paul.

1426 days ago
14.

Carl    

I heard his caretaker say that Paul only had 6 more months at most when he was interviewed during the world cup. Live fast, die young!

1426 days ago
15.

Y do he got    

OCTO***** sned it to sheens room tonite hide it in his bed when he`s out hidden cam...it`s the only possy sheen can handle a DOA one

1426 days ago
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