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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:57 PM

SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg dies aged 57

Source: BBC

SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg dies aged 57

27 November 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has died at the age of 57.

The news was confirmed by Nickelodeon, which has broadcast the hugely popular cartoon series since 1999.

In a statement, the company said Hillenburg's cause of death was motor neurone disease (also known as ALS) - a condition he revealed he had been diagnosed with in March last year.

As well as creating the character, Hillenburg also directed 2004's The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

"We are sad to share the news of the passing of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants," Nickelodeon tweeted from their official account.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46365439





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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:07 PM

1. Much too young

RIP Mr. Hillenburg.

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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:15 PM

2. That's so sad. My grandkids love that show.

But so do I, I think it's hilarious.

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