It is truly a sad moment in Soccer history =(
According to Wikipedia, on 26 October 2010 Paul died 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. After the 2010 world cup, Paul’s owner Julie McDee said there would be no more predictions, effectively sending him into retirement. His agent, Chris Davies, somewhat unsympathetically, said “It’s a sad day, Paul was rather special, but we managed to film Paul before he left this mortal earth.”
That really sucks, there will be no more picking the winner while eating his dinner =(.
We will miss his predictions, that and the song by Parry Gripp are the only things he will be remembered by =/