Jaun Joya Borja, known on the internet as "Spanish laughing guy" has died.
He was just sixty-five-years-old.
Sad lego is sad... super sad... #RIPJuanJoyaBorja https://t.co/sJ7d3kazoT— legolicious (@legolicious)1619691920.0
People have flocked to social media to pay tribute...
Your service to the meme world is massive.. RIP Legend Juan Joya Borja 💔🙏. #RIPJuanJoyaBorja #laughingMan https://t.co/0dvvLCbvEq— Juthee (ජුතී)🤙🇱🇰 (@Juthee (ජුතී)🤙🇱🇰)1619668324.0
@BBCWorld @BBCNews He will rest well knowing he has brought joy and laughter to millions.— Marc Young (@Marc Young)1619689337.0
Juan Joya Borja, The 'Spanish Laughing Guy' Meme, Has Died. Rip legend 😔 #ripjuanjoyaborja https://t.co/SCjm6xQltR— memes_by_zubair_69 (@memes_by_zubair_69)1619663461.0
@9GAG Rip to the man, the myth, and the legend #JuanJoyaBorja https://t.co/iWTcEJeBt3— said salhi (@said salhi)1619669766.0
@9GAG rest in peace, sir your laugh will always be bring joy upon this world https://t.co/uc5xHbA7Aa— ガー二 (@ガー二)1619668284.0
God's speed Juan You brought so much joy in our lifes. We will never forget #RIPJuanJoyaBorja https://t.co/TJzvs1HsD8— ChanNy (@ChanNy)1619681217.0
Rest in Peace Juan Joya Borja also very known in the gaming community as "KEKW" emote. Thanks for that hilarious l… https://t.co/g19yWQyhZx— ScyteZ (@ScyteZ)1619646594.0
On this day we celebrate the life of a legend. #RIPJuanJoyaBorja #KEKW https://t.co/dFOFjlGiWP— Rach (@Rach)1619649537.0
We're not laughing today...😔💔 🙏 RIP LEGEND 🙏 #RIPJuanJoyaBorja https://t.co/JWF2VD8wGN— Rahul Baghel (@Rahul Baghel)1619689388.0
Devastating news. There's no other way to say it; This man is and always will be a legend. Thanks for all of the me… https://t.co/vIZJcj1QGR— Paul McGinnes 🏁 (@Paul McGinnes 🏁)1619679246.0
My spirit animal, Juan Joya Borja has passed away. Gonna be in bed for the rest of the day now. #RIPJuanJoyaBorja 😢— Wheezy (@Wheezy)1619687990.0
Our internet hero is no more. #RipJuanJoyaBorja . Spanish comedian Juan died at the age of 65. Thanks for all the b… https://t.co/decuEVfxPx— #MsportXtra (@#MsportXtra)1619677171.0
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.
@BBCWorld He'll keep us laughing while he laughs with all the other legends https://t.co/P7lgEiYg59— Geodude (@Geodude)1619689985.0
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. Your legendary laughter will stay with us forever 🖤 https://t.co/gG4v082ybE— Team Secret (@Team Secret)1619640071.0
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Rest in peace, Juan Joya Borja.
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