Double Rainbow Guy Dies at 57

A true character and star of early YouTube has gone over the rainbow.

AP/Time: “His ‘Double Rainbow’ basically wrote the book on what a viral video was,” Vasquez’s friend, Robert Borchard, told the Bee. He called Vasquez an “amazing character” who was always enthusiastic about the world.
h/t Ace♠ sidebar

These videos were blogged back in October, 2018, on companion blog Other People’s Stuff, which also has many pretty rainbow pictures.

Mountain Double Rainbow
Jan 8, 2010


It was rainbowing for at least an hour on January 8th 2010. It was incredible. The camera could not capture the vivid intensity and brightness. Look into the mirror, look into your soul!

Where is the Double Rainbow guy?
CNN Nov 5, 2015

The “Double Rainbow Guy,” a.k.a. Paul “Bear” Vasquez, became famous with his viral YouTube video. Five years later, he still lives in the same spot near Yosemite National Park.

OMG a Double Cheeseburger
(Double Rainbow Guy Parody)
by Green Bear

Jairo Reyes – Jul 10, 2010 – 1:21

Double Rainbow spoof with a cheeseburger

in SnoopaVision

YouTube – Apr 1, 2016 – 1:31

Okay, this next video is not one I had seen before, YouTube recommended after the previous video. Perhaps a small bit of tissue alert may be in order for happy tears. For a mountain hermit recluse, he sure had a grand bunch of fans.

Double Rainbow Song VidCon 2015
Yosemitebear62 – Jul 28, 2015 – 7:14

The fabulous Gregory Bros, Schmoyoho, sing the Double Rainbow son at VidCon for the sixth time in six years. I come on stage with them for the 5th time.

And this below, also new to me, was also recommended by YouTube.
Hadn’t realized the live show was the Songify people!

schmoyoho – Jul 6, 2010 – 1:57

We miss you, Yosemitebear––you’ll be in every single, double, and triple rainbow we see 🌈🌈

Over the Rainbow:
LeVar Burton Explains
How DOUBLE Rainbows Form

SciShow – May 29, 2014 – 4:55

Take a look… A VERY special guest, LeVar Burton, explains how Double Rainbows are formed.

Finally, this classic:

Sprinkler Rainbow Conspiracy (2008)
copstack – Aug 5, 2008 – 1:59

This lady will make you feel so smart.


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