MARIPOSA COUNTY (AP) — Paul L. Vasquez, the burly mountain man whose awestruck response upon seeing a double rainbow guy propelled him to web stardom and turned him right into a people hero, has died in Central California. He was 57.
Paul L. Vasquez who referred to as himself Yosemitebear on social media, died early Saturday at a hospital emergency room, the Mariposa County coroner’s workplace instructed the Modesto Bee.
The reason for death has not been launched. Vasquez had just lately posted on his Facebook web page ‘double rainbow guy’ that he had gone to get examined for COVID-19 however discovered about one other unspecified ailment.
In January 2010, Paul L. Vasquez posted on YouTube a video shot ‘double rainbow guy’ from his mountainside home of a set of rainbows overlooking the Yosemite valley. He notes within the caption that the digicam could not seize the rainbows’ depth and brightness.
However that wasn’t what led to 46 million views of the video. It was Vasquez’s response.
Over the course of the 3-minute video, he repeatedly mentioned “whoa,” laughed and even sobbed as he marveled on the sight of the rainbows.
“It is a double rainbow all the way in which throughout the sky!” he exclaimed.
He went on to ponder: “What does all of it imply?”
The video went viral that summer season after speak present host Jimmy Kimmel tweeted about it, and it led to appearances on quite a lot of TV exhibits and commercials for Smartwater, Microsoft and Delta Air Strains.
“His ‘Double Rainbow’ principally wrote the guide on what a viral video was,” Paul L. Vasquez’s buddy, Robert Borchard, instructed the Bee. He referred to as Vasquez an “wonderful character” who was at all times enthusiastic concerning the world.