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R.I.P. Paul the Octopus

w-paul-octopus-cp-rtr2gcln.jpgPaul has passed away.

Tributes to the psychic octopus are all over the Web, from the FIFA Web site to People magazine.

And on Homerun. We played "Octopus I Love You" in his memory.  

He became a worldwide household name during the World Cup this spring for his flawless record in predicting games.

Homerun spoke to Paul's trainer Oliver Walenciak on July 9, right before the final. He says Paul had a lively personality.  

"Everyday we have to play with him, because he's bored otherwise," says Walenciak.

Staff at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre, where Paul lived, say they may give Paul a burial plot or create a permanent shrine honouring him.

But not all FIFA fans are saddened by the news.

"Good to hear," writes one fan on our Facebook page. "He ruined the whole world cup!" laments another.