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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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76.

Justine07    

My beta fish looks exactly like Ribeye (except a little more handsome), and he has been living happily in good health for over a year. He's also an honor student, varsity polo player and prom king - TMZ staff, you are obviously terrible parents and this is all your fault.

1028 days ago
77.

Lynn    

After Ribeye.. Will Harvey get a next pet? lol

1028 days ago
78.

bob    

um for a crew that jumps on "oh thats in poor taste", i gotta ask harvey, (box) sensitive or (box) insensitive, based on clear comparison to job's passing.

poor taste my friend. poor taste.

1028 days ago
79.

MO    

This is EXACTLY what I said would happen. I warned the staff at TMZ in a previous message that this particular fish needs an aquarium or else he will die. There was simply not enough oxygen in the situation he was in - even with changing the bowl. Unfortunate.

1028 days ago
80.

stinky mcgee    

murderers....

1028 days ago
81.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

i think it was not a natural death

1028 days ago
82.

Ace    

Was anyone passed over for a promotion or a raise?

Or next time try oxygenating the water.

1028 days ago
83.

Stephanie    

Is he really dead? I smell a cover up. Or, do I smell it because you didn't cover it up?

1028 days ago
84.

rhode    

Why put TMZ's logo all over the photo? It's not like a picture of your dead fish will wind up on another site. Unless that was in his will so he would feel more famous after death, lol.

1028 days ago
85.

Anita    

Our betta lived 5years. What the heck did you all do o that fish!

1028 days ago
86.

RobbiE    

I hope you called the police. It sounds based on the description in the story that Ribeye DROWNED. Someone should be held responsible for allowing him to be alone in the tank without supervision. Tyler sounds suspiciously guilty.

1028 days ago
87.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Ribeye was murdered! Harvey could not stand a fish being more popular than him.

1028 days ago
88.

Christy    

Acute propofol intoxication...those damn fish are drug seekers!

1028 days ago
89.

Curious    

Hope he donated his organs to another needy fish.....

1028 days ago
90.

abby    

Please accept my condolences.

1028 days ago
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