SpongeBob SquarePants created by Stephen Hillenburg dead at 57


The creator SPONGEBOB SquarePants, Stephen Hillenburg, has died at 57, Nickelodeon has confirmed.

Hillenburg named March 2017 that it was confirmed that he had a motor neurone disease.

In a statement, the children's television network said: "We're sorry to share news about Stephen Hillenburg, the creator SpongeBob SquarePantsSouth Westerly

"Today, we look at a minute of tranquility to honor his life and work."

The old marine biology teacher on Stephen was working SpongeBob since 1999.

In a longer statement, the broadcaster added: "Steve has spurred SpongeBob SquarePants with a unique sense of disorder and innocence that gave birth to the generations of children and families everywhere. "

"His very original characters and the Bikini Bottom world will stand all the time in memory of hope, friendship and imaginative power without end."

As well as creating a & # 39; character, Hillenburg also conducts 2004 The Movie SpongeBob SquarePants.

His wife, Karen, and his son, Clay have lived.

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