Looks like the life span of a 52 foot man is 60 years.

Big Tex, the towering figure that for the past 60 years welcomed folks to the Texas State Fair in Dallas was destroyed by fire earlier this morningAt this time, investigators believe an electrical short is to blame.  Firefighters quickly doused the flames and there were no injuries, save for some Texas pride.

All that is left is the internal framework of what once was Big Tex.  The Texas State Fair will continue, however, the immediate area around Big Tex will be cordoned off.