Stephen Hillenburg, creator, writer, producer and director of Spongebob Squarepants passed away today at the age of 57. Nickelodeon says Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS.
💛 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