PAUL the Octopus, who correctly predicted Spain would win the World Cup, has died.
Loved by millions around the world, psychic Paul shot to fame this summer with his accurate predictions of the game results.
He even became so popular in Spain that the Madrid Zoo asked to bring him in as a tribute to the national team’s victory.
But now, sadly aged two and half years, a ripe old age for an octopus, he has died peacefully in his sleep.
Stefan Porwoll, manager at the Oberhausen Sea Life Aquarium in Germany said: “He appears to have passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes.
“His success made him almost a bigger story than the World Cup itself.
“We had all naturally grown very fond of him and he will be sorely missed.”
Paul’s final prediction was that England would win the right to host the World Cup in 2018 and so football fans are waiting to see if his powers hold true one last time.
- The Cat’s Whiskers: Is Sierra de Gata Spain’s most delightful region? - 16 Feb, 2019 @ 10:00
- Why Sotogrande’s La Gran Reserva is one of Andalucia’s most exciting new developments - 23 Nov, 2018 @ 12:15
- How the Olive Press has survived 300 issues – and is continuing to grow - 14 Sep, 2018 @ 09:48
- How a Costa del Sol-based financial services business gives back to the community - 18 Aug, 2018 @ 16:58
- ‘Evil’ monkey dubbed Dracula robs British family of cash and passports on Gibraltar’s Skywalk - 22 Jul, 2018 @ 12:32
- West End comes to Sotogrande in aid of charity - 24 Jun, 2018 @ 14:14
- Olive Press publisher Jon Clarke gets five star access to Spain’s three Michelin Star heroes - 1 Apr, 2018 @ 15:00
- NICE ONE SON: Valldemossa’s Son Viscos is the perfect B&B for a weekend escape - 21 Mar, 2018 @ 11:00
- El Bulli restaurant owner creates Spanish culinary encyclopedia - 18 Mar, 2018 @ 12:00
- Moorish makeover for relaunch of Andalucian teahouse on Costa de la Luz - 17 Mar, 2018 @ 14:00