The man behind the famous ‘Spanish Laughing Guy’ meme, Juan Joya Borja or El Risitas (stage name) has passed away. He was 65.
According to the Spanish media, the famed T.V. personality and comedian died in the late hours of Wednesday (April 28) after a prolonged illness.
Borja had been famous since 2015 when a short clip of his decade-old interview became an internet sensation. In the viral video, he probably described the funniest incident of his life. Although, one might not have understood his actual story, but his laughing style with unique combination of words made him famous in the context of memes.
The comedian was actually sharing a funny experience of his life when he worked as a kitchen porter. The story was about dishes which had washed out into the ocean with tides as he left the dishes there for soaking and cleaning purpose.
According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo: “El Risitas (meaning — The Giggles) ended his days living off charity.”