Jaun Joya Borja, known on the internet as "Spanish laughing guy" has died.
He was just sixty-five-years-old.
People have flocked to social media to pay tribute...
He will rest well knowing he has brought joy and laughter to millions.— Marc Young (@Marc_Young_90) April 29, 2021
rest in peace, sir your laugh will always be bring joy upon this world pic.twitter.com/uc5xHbA7Aa— ガー二 (@mahendra_ghani) April 29, 2021
Rest in Peace Juan Joya Borja also very known in the gaming community as "KEKW" emote.— ScyteZ (@ScytezTV) April 28, 2021
Thanks for that hilarious laugh that I'm pretty sure it made someone's day, like it did to me! 🙏#RIPJuanJoyaBorja pic.twitter.com/qZDnr8tWnW
My spirit animal, Juan Joya Borja has passed away. Gonna be in bed for the rest of the day now. #RIPJuanJoyaBorja 😢— Wheezy (@JustWheezyYT) April 29, 2021
Better known by his nickname El Risitas, meaning giggles, Borja found fame across the world with his laughter.
Borja first debuted on Spanish television twenty years ago after he appeared on a local programme called Ratones Coloraos.
While on the show, he spoke about when he was a younger and he threw dishes into the sea overnight to clean them.
Recalling the story left Borja in hysterics, and so the iconic video of his unique laughter was born.
However, it wasn't until around ten years later that he became a meme.
He'll keep us laughing while he laughs with all the other legends pic.twitter.com/P7lgEiYg59— Geodude (@GeoffreyKindelH) April 29, 2021
As the internet began re-posting the clip alongside unrelated subtitles.
Borja died in hospital on Wednesday.
ABC de Sevilla reports Borja had been in hospital since last September.
He had a leg amputated due to health issues.
Back in March, Borja thanked fans for fundraising to buy him an electric mobility scooter following his amputation.
Borja's cause of death has not been confirmed.
Rest in peace to Juan Joya Borja, aka Risitas.— Team Secret (@teamsecret) April 28, 2021
Your legendary laughter will stay with us forever 🖤 pic.twitter.com/gG4v082ybE
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Rest in peace, Juan Joya Borja.
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