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.

— SportsSturm (@Bob Sturm)

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

— ohnoitssohooo (@Sohana Islam)

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

— RobDenBleyker (@Claw'b GraveRobber)

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

— RhyianDntBeLyin (@Rhyian.)

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

— rlopezwfaa (@Rebecca Lopez)

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

— drewboo34 (@Drew Lucas)

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

— ItsAshlynDude (@Ashlyn Massey)

We shall rebuild Big Tex bigger and Texier than ever.

— kherman (@kherman)

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

— Will_Keff (@Pledge Will Keffler)

I shed a tear for Big Tex.

— TexasHumor (@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.

— thecourtneykerr (@Courtney Kerr)

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

— CarmenSanDiego6 (@Carmen Williams)

Big tex caught on fire. Brb crying. #RIPBIGTEX

— CaitieSm27 (@Caitie Santa Maria)

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

— OfficialDJQ (@D.J. Q...)

26. And then there are these people…

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

— jayjayrubio (@THE JET PLANE ✈)

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

— Shelbyjessica (@Shelby Librach)

Big tex burning is equilivent to 9/11

— JustinWoahmack (@Justin Womack)

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

— ChayBlay (@Chase Blakeley)

Big Tex burning is like 9/11 for Dallas

— Joe_Sevenfold (@Je Guerra ⚾)

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