Juan Borja’s cause of death was cardiovascular disease. Because of her, “Laughing Guy” was hospitalized in the fall – then, due to complications, he had to amputate his leg. On April 28, the illness led to the death of Juan Borja, the Spanish newspaper ABC writes.
Borja gained fame for parodies of an interview he gave in 2002. In a conversation with TV presenter Jesus Quintero, he told the story of how he worked as a dishwasher and missed almost 20 pans – he soaked them overnight in the ocean, and as a result, 19 out of 20 pans were carried away by the tide.
During the interview, Juan Borja laughed a lot, which is why he was nicknamed “El Risitas,” that is, “Gull.” Videos with him began to gain popularity, and he became the hero of memes.