Paul the 'psychic' octopus passes away

Tuesday October 26, 2010

He was the unlikely star of the 2010 World Cup having shot to fame for "predicting" the outcome of several matches, including the final.

But football is in mourning for Paul the octopus who passed away on Monday at an aquarium in Germany.

Octopuses rarely live past two years old and Paul was two-and-a-half so the death did not come as a surprise.

At the height of his fame, Paul was made an honorary citizen of a Spanish town before being made an ambassador for England's 2018 World Cup bid.

The aquarium manager Stefan Porwoll said: "We are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life."

Photo: © Rex

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