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Psychic cat which predicted Nigeria-Argentina match dies of heart problem.

A stray ginger cat who won hearts in soccer-mad China by correctly predicting the winners of seven out of 10 World Cup matches died from a complication of heart disease on Monday, prompting thousands of fans to leave condolence messages online. .
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The “imperial” street cat was often found near the west gate of the Forbidden City in central Beijing, where he was fed by staff at the palace complex. .
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They named him Baidian’er – which means “white spot” in Chinese, referring to the patch of white fur under his nose – and when the World Cup kicked off last month they decided to appoint him as the tournament oracle. .
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He made his “predictions” by choosing between two bowls of cat food bearing the national flags of competing teams. .
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Baidian’er drew a huge following on social media after he got it right six times in a row – including Croatia beating Argentina, and Argentina’s late win over Nigeria – and photos of the “psychic cat” got thousands of likes. .
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But his winning streak was cut short on Monday when the cat, believed to be around seven or eight, died at a local veterinary clinic from blood clots resulting from a congenital heart defect.

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