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Latino Daily News

Tuesday October 26, 2010

Spain and Latin America Mourn Death of Paul the Octopus

The octopus who gained worldwide fame for his amazingly perfect World Cup predictions has died.

According to his aquarium, at the age of 2 1/2, Paul the Octopus has passed away due to natural causes.

Paul was famous for having correctly chosen the outcome of all seven of Germany’s World Cup games as well as Spain’s win over the Netherlands in the final.

Sea Life Aquarium spokesperson Ariane Vieregge said Tuesday that Paul appeared to be fine Monday night, but sadly, was found dead in his tank Tuesday morning. She also added that it is normal for an octopus of his type to die at his age.

Staff members are considering a permanent monument to him on the aquarium grounds.