Creator Of ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ Passes Away At Age 57

Nickelodeon and cartoon fans around the world are mourning the death of ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ creator Stephen Hillenburg today. He succumbed to a battle with ALS at the age of 57.

‘Spongebob Squarepants’ premiered in 1999 and quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. The show will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, and in 2020, ‘The Spongebob Movie: It’s A Wonderful Sponge’ will be released.

Thank you for some of our favorite childhood memories, Mr. Hillenburg!

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