Voice of Big Tex, Bob Boykin, dies at 73

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Texas has lost an icon as the voice of Big Tex, Bob Boykin passes away at the age of 73.

The State Fair of Texas announced his passing Monday morning but did not release how he died.

According to officials, Boykin was born in Dallas and spent most of his life in North Texas. He would join the Marine Corp after graduating from college.

According to his wife, Boykin dreamed of voicing Big Tex before he was given the chance to at the 2012 fair.

“People have bucket list items of things they want to do in their life. Bob never dreamed he would have the opportunity to voice Big Tex. But he was able to finish that item. He lived his dream,” Terri Boykin said to CBS DFW News.