The Sevillian humorist Juan Joya Borja, widely known as ‘El Risitas’, died this Wednesday at the age of 65 at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in the capital of Seville.

From the Residence of the Brotherhood of Santa Caridad, where he had lived in recent times, the death was confirmed, noting in this regard that it was mid-morning when he began to feel unwell without any observable worsening of his already delicate state of health. as a result of a condition that even led to recently had a leg amputated.

Much loved in many parts of the world, in fact their French followers collected 14,000 euros to give him a wheelchair motorized after its operation.

In the Gallic country, moreover, he has a church with his name. Specifically “in the town of Issou, which is how they say Jesus there,” recalls Manuel, his ‘manaché’, in Andalusia morning.

In addition, remember that he was admired around the world, writing down anecdotes in different parts of the planet such as “Budapest, Vienna, Slovakia, Finland …”.

“In Hungary he asked them to put potatoes with choco and they had to go get it, he was a marquis”recalls his friend, who is devastated by the sad news of his death.

But not only in Spain do the comedian’s disappearance cry. Precisely because of that international fame that was projected through social networks, where his way of laughing and his “cuñaoooo” they became the first twitter memes and they are widely used on platforms like Twitch, their humor reached almost all parts of the world.

Also, he as a character was used in different comedy shows in Egypt and France, for example, where, among other places, today they mourn his death, which has become one of the international news of the day.

Thus, many have a very prominent place on their covers, like the fans, who say goodbye to the Spanish comedian on social networks, where it is considered something like a “legend”.

Joya, born in Seville, became famous in the early 2000s for his appearances on various television shows, being especially linked to the figure of the journalist Jesús Quintero, known for interviewing people on the street to collect their experiences and anecdotes.

Already mostly known by the nickname of ‘El Risitas’ -as a result of his strident laugh-, got to debut on the big screen in Stream 3, by the hand of Santiago Segura.


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