According to Gaimer.net, SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has passed away at the age of 57.
Hillenburg’s death cause is of the motor neuron’s disease ALS, which announced last year. Nickelodeon, one of the most famous cartoon channels, tweeted:
💛 We are sad to share the news of the passing of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Today, we are observing a moment of silence to honor his life and work. 💛
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) November 27, 2018
‘SpongeBob’, which has been published in more than 200 episodes since 1999, was adapted to the cinema in 2004 under the direction of Hillenburg and was also staged on Broadway. The musical received the Tony Award at the beginning of this year.