We have all dealt with countless celebrity deaths and tragedies over the years, but this loss hurts most of all. TMZ is reporting that Hulk Hogan, famed professional wrestler and actor, will be shaving his trademark mustache for an upcoming movie role, thus ending a 25+ year run of mustachioed greatness.

In an interview with the site, the Hulkster said words that we never thought would come out of his mouth, "I'm getting ready to go on some auditions. I'm getting ready to shave my head and my mustache. So that should be scary ..."

And while Hogan is looking to spruce up his appearance so he doesn't have to spend his days getting hit with chairs and body slammed through tables for a living, not everyone is happy with this move.

In a statement on the website, Dr. Aaron Perlut -- Chairman of the American Mustache Institute and self-professed doctor of "nuclear mustacheology" -- said, "Not only would the removal of his lower nose foliage cause angels in heaven to die and fall to earth -- as is written in biblical texts -- but it would send a poor message to young people of Mustached American descent who wish to embrace the Mustached American experience."

He continued, "We do hope that Mr. Hogan, for whom we have great reverence, reconsiders shaving his upper lip shading device as millions of those he has inspired would be greatly let down, leading to mass chaos and deep bouts of depression in the Mustached American community.”

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

[via TMZ]