SpongeBob SquarePants creator has died at 57.

Nickelodeon announced on Tuesday that Stephen Hillenburg, the cartoonist and the animator who was responsible for the cultural series.

"We're sorry to share news about Stephen Hillenburg, creator SpongeBob SquarePants," said the network in a tweet.

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

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