Paul the Octopus (January 2008 – October 26, 2010) was a common octopus living in a tank at a Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany, despite originally being from Weymouth in England. Paul became internationally famous for correctly predicting the winner of Germany’s seven matches at the 2010 World Cup, as well as the final. He died on 26 October 2010.
Death of Paul the Octopus
On 26 October 2010 Paul died in his sleep due to natural causes, as reported by Stefan Porwoll, manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany. His remains will be cremated, but the decision on his final resting place and funeral is yet to be finalized.
It was expected that Paul would die before the UEFA Euro 2012, as common octopuses live on average no more than two years.