OnyxNews Nigeria reports that Juan Joya Borja, the Spanish comedian and actor known as “El Risitas” and the face behind the iconic “Spanish Laughing Guy” meme, has died.
The Spanish comedian died at the age of 65.
He died on Wednesday afternoon, April 28 at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville after a relapse of his disease, sources told the ABC Sevilla.
In March 2021, he appreciated fans for organising a fundraising campaign to buy him an electric mobility scooter after one of his legs was amputated, after he was admitted for health issues last year.
Borja found global fame with his infectious laughter when he was interviewed on a Spanish variety show called “Ratones Coloraos” in 2007.
Actor and film director, Santiago Segura is among those who have taken to social media to mourn his death.
According to him, “very sad news … Juan Joya has passed away“, the filmmaker and director of the Torrente films – Borja featured in confirmed.