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Ribeye the Fish

Glub, Glub, Dead.

10/6/2011 3:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ribeye the Fish -- once known as "The Snarkiest Fish in the Z" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the situation tell us ... one of the TMZ staffers found Ribeye floating in his tank ... unresponsive to various taps on the glass.

The fish -- only a few months old -- was given a burial at sea ... via the toilet in the men's bathroom.

Harvey Levin released a statement saying, "He was a good fish ... he will be missed."

Harvey's asst. Tyler adds, "Not much of a swimmer though." R.I.P.

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61.

Furreals????    

Slow day at the office?

1111 days ago
62.

username    

Is this supposed to be a parody of the obituaries for Steve Jobs today? Or is it just a coincidence of a lame joke on a bad day. Giving you the benefit of the doubt, this was not the best day for this joke. Yes, somebody notable dies every day, but comparing the NYTimes obituaries from a random sampling of days, and today was not a typical day.

1111 days ago
63.

Kaffee    

Ribeye will be missed. But, really, flushing him in the toilet? How disrespectful--Should have put him in the ocean--That would have been really cool--after all, he was a TV star!

1111 days ago
64.

Tricia    

I'll never forget the lessons he taught us all.

1111 days ago
65.

Anna    

Must have died of thirst or drowning. RIP Rib Eye.

1111 days ago
66.

jackie    

there is actually a possibility he was still alive when flushed.i believe 1 in 3 are.fish go into comas for about 24 hours if over fed and many flush living fish.

1111 days ago
67.

birdman    

Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

1111 days ago
68.

R    

Accidental overdose.

1111 days ago
69.

Ashley    

I think someone was jealous and did away with poor Ribeye....hmmm...sounds like a game of Clue is in order to find out WHODUNNIT!

1111 days ago
70.

DMK    

your sarcasm is not appreciated and is completely in bad taste

1111 days ago
71.

Barbara    

Harvey...did you try C.P.R.????

1111 days ago
72.

lovetmz    

After you grieve, if you want to try again this is the person you should import your betta from. He knows EVERYTHING there is to know about bettas and how to ensure a long happy life. It's like he was a betta in a previous life! http://www.vangsplakat.com/

1111 days ago
73.

John_Dunkel    

It was suicide.

1111 days ago
74.

jimbo    

Oh, Ribeye boy (not sure of his/her sex), the pipes, the pipes are calling. From glen to glen, and down the mountain side. The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying 'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

1111 days ago
75.

en Todo Momento!!    

he died like shakespeare. on almost the exact same day, kinda sorta. truly a sad day today.

1111 days ago
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