YouTuber Shot 15 Times After Insulting Mexican Drug Lord

A popular YouTuber, Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales, AKA El Pirata de Culiacan, was shot dead after he insulted notorious cartel boss Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes AKA El Mencho in a video. His location was reportedly determined after he uploaded the video to Instagram, and four assassins gunned him down on Monday at a music venue.

Who was Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales, AKA El Pirata de Culiacan? The first thing to note is that Rosales was only 17 years old. He was abandoned by his parents and survived on his own. He gained popularity through YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with his comedic videos. In his videos, Rosales is frequently intoxicated in his videos, pokes fun at his weight. Rosales was friends with a lot of people in the local music industry, so he made lots of cameos in their videos. He soon became an internet celebrity in Mexico.