Spanish actor and comedian Juan Joya Borja, known as “El Risitas”, has died of relapse at the age of 65. El Risitas, which is used as a joke especially on the internet, is featured as the emote “KEKW” on Twitch. El Risitas appeared on a comedy TV show in 2007.
He attracted the attention of many people with his stories and smile. El Risitas grew up in the capital of the Andalusian region. Although he initially worked in kitchens and construction sites, he entered acting with his viral video. Juan was called El Risitas “Giggles” for his smile, which went viral.
El Risitas went viral in 2015
El Risitas quickly went viral online after going viral on Reddit in 2014. El Risitas went viral around the world in 2015, although it stands out for its smile and stories. El Risitas went viral in Spain and Egypt around this time.
El Risitas’ biggest jumping-off point was its use in an American YouTube video. In the video, El Risitas was shown as an Apple engineer, with a funny caption underneath. The video, “Apple Engineer Talks about the New MacBook Pro – RISITAS”, quickly gained attention. El Risitas, famous for the video below, has gone viral around the world.
Spain’s national news agency, ABC de Sevilla, announced on its official Twitter account that Juan Joya Borja had died. El Risitas, who has been in hospital since September 2020, allegedly had a leg amputated due to diabetes. El Risitas died yesterday from a relapse.