This Wednesday afternoon, the popular television personality Juan Joya Borja, better known as “El Risitas”, 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 lived) to the Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío de Sevilla, after a sudden relapse of his illness, where he died in the middle of the afternoon, according to sources consulted by ABC de Sevilla.
In September 2020 “El Risitas” was admitted to the Hospital de la Caridad in Seville, where he had been living since then. At 64 years of age 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 managed by the brotherhood of the Holy Charity of Seville.
The popular actor and humorist from Seville rose to fame around the year 2000 by the hand of Jesus Quintero with his appearances in the programs “El vagamundo” or “Ratones coloraos”, where he told his experiences along with the late “El Peíto”. His laughter, jokes, personality and his famous catchphrase “cuñaooo” made him popular with the nickname “El Risitas”.