Paul the Octopus had been one of the major points of attraction during the Football World Cup 2010. During this year’s FIFA World Cup, Paul the Octopus shot to the peak of fame for his around 99% flawless predictions of the match results before the match actually happened. Within just a short spell of time Paul had accumulated huge volume of global fans. He became a big hit with the media and there was even talk about a Hollywood movie being made on Paul the famous psychic cephalopods.
Paul the Octopus ended his journey on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. His German aquarium said that he has died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. The news that the World Cup’s octopus oracle Paul passes away created a buzz amidst the animal lover’s community world wide.
Today morning (Oct 27, 2010) a staff at Sea Life Oberhausen said that they were “devastated” to discover that Paul is had expired overnight. None could have predicted it, PROBABLY EXCEPT FOR PAUL HIMSELF. “Paul’s demise was not entirely unexpected, since common octopuses generally only live a couple of years, but this has not lessened the shock felt today by his keepers,” said the keeper Stefan Porwoll. Porwoll again added, “We had all naturally grown very fond of him and he will be sorely missed. He appears to have passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes, and we are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here and that the care provided him by our dedicated displays team could not have been bettered.”
Let Paul’s soul sleep in peace