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A Moment of Silence for Little Antonio

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On the front page of the LA Times website tonight we found the sad note that LA River swimmer Little Antonio has died:

Little Antonio, a goldfish made almost famous by living over 111 days in water from the Los Angeles River, was found dead in his tank in the newsroom at 1:58 a.m. Monday. He was believed to be about five months old. The cause of death was undetermined, according to a website editor who made the sad but perhaps inevitable discovery...

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but the fish is expected to receive a burial at sea early this week by way of the Los Angeles sanitation system...

The rest of the obit is pretty funny. They're not sure that it's really Antonio, either. It could be his tankmate Little Ed (named after Councilman Ed Reyes). Since the two goldfish looked so much alike, they flipped a coin to determine the ID. There's a message board for those who wish to leave their condolences.
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