SpongeBob SquarePants author Stephen Hillenburg has died at the age of 57.
The information was showed by way of Nickelodeon, which has broadcast the massively well-liked cartoon series since 1999.
In an announcement, the company said Hillenburg’s reason for dying was once motor neurone illness (additionally known as ALS) – a condition he revealed he were diagnosed with in March last year.
As well as growing the character, Hillenburg additionally directed 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Film.
“We Are unhappy to share the news of the passing of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants,” Nickelodeon tweeted from their legitimate account.
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“Nowadays, we’re staring at a second of silence to honour his lifestyles and paintings.”
he is survived through his wife of twenty years, Karen Hillenburg and son Clay,
SpongeBob SquarePants started in 1999 and has seen greater than 2 HUNDRED episodes broadcast.
It has also been made into a Broadway musical, which won a Tony Award in advance this 12 months.
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