“Stranger Things” fans are taking a moment to grieve the tragic loss of Steve Harrington’s famed luscious locks.
Actor Joe Keery, who plays Harrington on the Netflix series, has traded his much-adored ’80s haircut for ― a bowl cut. He debuted the drastic change of ’do at a Chanel event in Los Angeles on Thursday night, much to the despair of fans, who took to Twitter to provide each other with support during this trying time.
Some speculated that Keery may have cut his hair for an acting role, while others suggested it was a clue about how the next season of “Stranger Things” might play out:
in memoriam: joe keery's immaculate hair— tash dodich (@tash_dodich) September 14, 2019
You have to have friends who will tell you no. Steve Harrington is exhibit A. https://t.co/0Nh0lybpzl— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) September 14, 2019
Dearly beloved,— Jesse Custer RP (@UnholyPreacher) September 15, 2019
We are gathered on this sad day to mourn the loss of a very special entity.
As some of you are aware, Joe Keery (aka Steve Harrington) cut his hair.
He went from this flowing mane of fabulousness... pic.twitter.com/yuji8LNnXV
To this bowl that demands his stylist be fired. pic.twitter.com/TFrP5WvUPT— Jesse Custer RP (@UnholyPreacher) September 15, 2019
We light this candle in memory of his hair.— Jesse Custer RP (@UnholyPreacher) September 15, 2019
Maybe Steve Harrington thought if he cut his hair like Jonathan Byers he’d get Nancy back. pic.twitter.com/Oh3a63W1uB— Elu Thingol 🧝🏻♀️🌻 (@Strangeland_Elf) September 14, 2019
Tonight, I am sad to report that Steve Harrington is now just Steve Rington😔😔 pic.twitter.com/07nf8lUzHo— Jason Gregg (@JG0488) September 14, 2019
Pray for Steve Harrington 😓🙏🏽😢 pic.twitter.com/JUEde2aPwD— ur subconscious (@ASayingThings) September 15, 2019
joe i love you but that steve harrington hair better come back before you shoot season 4 pic.twitter.com/gtSeNaqHxs— ran (@parkersyuh) September 13, 2019
Me: I want Steve Harrington— lollerthots (@lollerthots) September 13, 2019
Mom: we have Steve Harrington at home
Steve Harrington at home: pic.twitter.com/IBQzsHGTSD
Let's take a moment of silence to remember Joe Keery. He was an absolute shining star ultimate hair goals. He will forever remain in our hearts. RIP mullet man pic.twitter.com/ETzwx48BzM— Broccoli Boy Returns (@katvaleska) September 13, 2019
please respect my privacy at this timehttps://t.co/XOtCipelF3— Andrea González-Ramírez (@andreagonram) September 13, 2019
found joe keery’s haircut inspo pic.twitter.com/3FfO3mU2Sm— paul rudd (@philsadelphia) September 15, 2019
dear joe keery's hair,— #1 𝖘𝖍𝖔𝖜 𝖓 𝖙𝖊𝖑𝖑 𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓 (@vulgarsdarling) September 14, 2019
we all love and miss you so much. please come back to us 💔 pic.twitter.com/aIGQzozKAC
joe keery is playing will byers next season— shi🌻 IS ON A CRUISE (@darlingkeery) September 13, 2019
i think joe keery is in trouble and he cut his hair to send us a message— cholie (@nicholeperris) September 16, 2019
Keery’s most recent role is the action-comedy “Free Guy,” alongside Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi. The film is due to premiere in July.
Netflix has yet to announce a fourth season of “Stranger Things,” however producer Shawn Levy has confirmed work on new episodes is underway.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.