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Paul Vasquez (2020), “Double Rainbow” guy

by Kirk Fox

Paul Vasquez became a viral video sensation known as “double rainbow” guy after he posted a video of a double rainbow he witnessed along with his excited reaction at the sight.  

  • Died: Saturday, May 9, 2020 (Who else died on May 9?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 57 after a visit to the emergency room, no cause of death has been noted.   
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Viral video sensation

In 2010, the bearded Vasquez posted a video of himself seeing a double rainbow on YouTube. The video became a viral sensation because of Vasquez’s excited joyful reaction to seeing the double rainbow. Witnessing the sight near his California home in the Yosemite Mountains, he laughed, cried, and excitedly talked about the double rainbow, even wondering what it meant. His authentic reaction to the beautiful wonder made the video go viral, gathering over 40 million views leading to appearances on TV shows and commercials. He was a firefighter in the 1980s and then held a variety of jobs. In a 2015 CNN interview he said, “You can’t look at a rainbow anymore and not think about me. That’s just the way it is.” 

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