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Giant Wire Man Going Up In Flames Is Apparently The Worst Thing To Ever Happen In Dallas

An electrical fire on Friday took out Big Tex, the Texas State Fair’s beloved 52-foot-tall mascot. A state mourns the 60-year-old icon.

1. Big Tex in 1956:

2. Big Tex in 2010:

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3. Big Tex today, as the electrical fire begins:

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11. Obviously, all of Texas is in mourning:

Pour one out for Big Tex.

— Bob Sturm (@SportsSturm)

Pour one out for Big Tex.— Bob Sturm

Big Tex burned down today :(((((( I'm crying

— Sohana Islam (@ohnoitssohooo)

Big Tex burned down today :(((((( I’m crying— Sohana Islam

Adios, Big Tex. You were as big as you were Texan. You will be missed. http://t.co/7bBIfRGl

— Claw'b GraveRobber (@RobDenBleyker)

Adios, Big Tex. You were as big as you were Texan. You will be missed. http://t.co/7bBIfRGl— Claw’b GraveRobber

Big Tex was always chilling bro…Never had no problems with anybody…

— Rhyian. (@RhyianDntBeLyin)

Big Tex was always chilling bro…Never had no problems with anybody…— Rhyian.

Big Tex most likely died of natural causes according to DPD source. Mechanical problem not a homicide. #RIPBigTex

— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa)

Big Tex most likely died of natural causes according to DPD source. Mechanical problem not a homicide. #RIPBigTex— Rebecca Lopez

Everyone thinks its hilarious that big tex is on fire.... Like no... It's sad #heartless

— Drew Lucas (@drewboo34)

Everyone thinks its hilarious that big tex is on fire…. Like no… It’s sad #heartless— Drew Lucas

Big Tex burnt down.......... That makes me really sad 😭

— Ashlyn Massey (@ItsAshlynDude)

Big Tex burnt down………. That makes me really sad 😭— Ashlyn Massey

We shall rebuild Big Tex bigger and Texier than ever.

— kherman (@kherman)

We shall rebuild Big Tex bigger and Texier than ever.— kherman

Rest in Peace Big Tex.... Sad day for all Texans. http://t.co/axJJowkg

— Pledge Will Keffler (@Will_Keff)

Rest in Peace Big Tex…. Sad day for all Texans. http://t.co/axJJowkg— Pledge Will Keffler

I shed a tear for Big Tex.

— Texas Humor (@TexasHumor)

I shed a tear for Big Tex.— Texas Humor

Its a sad sad day in Dallas. Our version of the Hollywood sign, BIG TEX, burned down this morning :( And the fried food jokes are cruel.

— Courtney Kerr (@thecourtneykerr)

Its a sad sad day in Dallas. Our version of the Hollywood sign, BIG TEX, burned down this morning :( And the fried food jokes are cruel.— Courtney Kerr

Say it ain't so!! Big Tex caught on fire? How did this happen? I'm so sad now!

— Carmen Williams (@CarmenSanDiego6)

Say it ain’t so!! Big Tex caught on fire? How did this happen? I’m so sad now!— Carmen Williams

Big tex caught on fire. Brb crying. #RIPBIGTEX

— Caitie Santa Maria (@CaitieSm27)

Big tex caught on fire. Brb crying. #RIPBIGTEX— Caitie Santa Maria

Big Tex..... Nawwwww Mayne !!!!! It's A Sad Day !!!!!!

— D.J. Q... (@OfficialDJQ)

Big Tex….. Nawwwww Mayne !!!!! It’s A Sad Day !!!!!!— D.J. Q…

26. And then there are these people…

this big tex thing is like 9/11 for texans.

— THE JET PLANE ✈ (@jayjayrubio)

this big tex thing is like 9/11 for texans.— THE JET PLANE ✈

Big tex is dead. This must be how new york felt on 9/11.

— Shelby Librach (@Shelbyjessica)

Big tex is dead. This must be how new york felt on 9/11.— Shelby Librach

Big tex burning is equilivent to 9/11

— Justin Womack (@JustinWoahmack)

Big tex burning is equilivent to 9/11— Justin Womack

holy crap, 9/11 of the Texas State Fair? #BigTex

— Chase Blakeley (@ChayBlay)

holy crap, 9/11 of the Texas State Fair? #BigTex— Chase Blakeley

Big Tex burning is like 9/11 for Dallas

— Je Guerra ⚾ (@Joe_Sevenfold)

Big Tex burning is like 9/11 for Dallas— Je Guerra âš¾

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