Oct 26 2010 By Carla Callaghan
THE octopus who gained international fame by his pyschic predictions during this year's world cup has passed away.
Paul, who resided at the Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany correctly predicted the winner for Germany's seven matches during the World Cup.
Thousands flocked to see the octopus, who gained many fans after betting on his predictions.
Speaking to The Mirror, Sea Life Centre manager, Mr Porwoll said: "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."
The two-year-old octopus who was born in Weymouth, was presented with two food containers with mussels inside - one displaying the German flag and the other displaying the opposing team.
Paul would then choose the preferred box and his prediction would be made.