Paul the octopus, who shot to fame during this year's football World Cup in South Africa for correctly predicting the outcome of games, has died, his aquarium in Germany said on Tuesday.
"Management and staff at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre were devastated to discover that oracle octopus Paul, who achieved global renown during the recent World Cup, had passed away overnight," the aquarium said in a sombre statement.
He had become more famous than some of the biggest soccer stars at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Octopus Paul became a phenomenon with his 'bang-on' predictions, which included his prediction for Spain. He retired after the event.
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