Henry Cavill Shares Touching Tribute to His Late Mustache in Hilarious Video

Today we say goodbye to the man facial hair, the myth, the legend that was Henry Cavill’s beloved mustache.

Cavill took to Instagram today to announce the departure of his ’stache (which he affectionately dubbed “KingStache” last month) with a dramatic montage video set to the song “I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan.

In the video, a clean-shaven Cavill appears in a bathrobe to break the news to fans. The Batman v. Superman star begins by saying, “Oh, hello. Don’t be alarmed: It’s me, Henry Cavill, sometimes superhero and former secret agent. But now, I am completely clean-shaven.”

He solemnly continues, “I know, it’s hard to recognize me without KingStache. Sometimes, I even have trouble recognizing myself. It’s hard for me to admit: This is not CGI. He’s really gone. I can tell you this, though: I will remember him, always.”

As Cavill’s monologue ends, a compilation of photos of him sporting KingStache plays before the words “Shaved But Not Forgotten” appear on the screen.

Cavill’s CGI mention is, of course, a reference to the fact that Warner Bros. reportedly shelled out big bucks to digitally remove his mustache from Justice League reshoots. The IRL Superman grew KingStache to play August Walker in the forthcoming Mission: Impossible—Fallout. He formed such a strong bond with KingStache that the personified facial hair even took over Cavill’s Instagram account to herald the arrival of the Mission: Impossible trailer.