Popular television character Juan Joya Borja, Who is popularly known as Kekw Guy and for ‘El Risitas’, has died at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville.
‘El Risitas’ had to be transferred this noon from the Hospital de la Caridad de Sevilla (where he resided) to the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville, after a sudden relapse of his illness, where he died in mid-afternoon, according to the sources consulted by ABC de Sevilla.
RIP KEKW guy (a.k.a El Risitas). You’re iconic laugh brought many laughs to me and my friends.
5 April 1956 – 28 April 2021 pic.twitter.com/Ykm5fSrLGv
— slizzle466 (@slizzle466) April 28, 2021
In September 2020 “El Risitas” was admitted to the Hospital de la Caridad in Seville, where he has resided ever since.
At 65 and after suffering the amputation of a leg as a result of an illness, ‘El Risitas’ requested admission to the institution that was promoted by the Venerable Miguel Mañara and manages the brotherhood of Santa Caridad de Sevilla.
Born as a Sevillian actor and comedian became famous around the year 2000 by the hand of Jesús Quintero with his appearances on the programs ‘El vagamundo’ or ‘Ratones coloraos’, where he recounted his experiences along with the now-defunct ‘El Peíto’.
His laughter, jokes, personality and his famous tagline of ‘cuñaooo’ made him popular with the nickname ‘El Risitas’.
In June 2007, Joya appeared on Jesús Quintero’s show Ratones Coloraos and described an incident when he worked as a kitchen porter.
He describes leaving some paella pans (paelleras) at night in the ocean to soak and clean, and when in the morning he returned to retrieve the pans, they had washed out to sea with the tide.
He frequently interrupts the story with his trademark laugh, The original video was uploaded to YouTube on June 25, 2007, and received over a million views eight years before the meme became widespread.
In March 2014, footage from the interview was used by the Muslim Brotherhood to parody the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Other parodies were also produced, usually parodying technology and gaming.
The most viewed versions of the video subtitled Joya as the designer of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card, a designer of Team Fortress 2, a Valve employee discussing Dota 2, a Canon representative discussing the C300 camera, an Xbox Live employee describing the platform’s system, and a cinematographer describing shooting on a Red camera.