The whole of the cartoon fans are still in shock over the death of the SpongeBob creator.
“that SpongeBob is an innocent in a world of jaded characters. The rest is absurd packaging.” ..Stephen Hillenburg.
“SpongeBob SquarePants is a square yellow sponge which lives in a pineapple with his pet snail, Gary, in the city of Bikini Bottom on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. He works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab. During his time off, SpongeBob has a knack for attracting trouble with his starfish best friend, Patrick. Arrogant octopus Squidward Tentacles, SpongeBob’s neighbor, dislikes SpongeBob because of his childlike behavior’
SpongeBob is an original creation of the Marine Biologist Stephen Hillenburg in 1999.
Nickelodeon announced on Tuesday that Hillenburg died of ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease.
Many SpongeBob fans have been pouring their heartwarming memories on social media
“If you believe in yourself and with a tiny pinch of magic, all your dreams can come true.” For many, Spongebob is forever. We were sad to hear of the passing of his creator, Stephen Hillenburg, at age 57 after a battle with ALS. He will be missed, but his work lives on.”
“Spongebob really felt radical, a show with such an offbeat, absurd sense of humor that was all informed by… kindness and optimism??? A cartoon that my whole family young & old would watch together & laugh, & the characters… CARED about each other?! R.I.P Stephen Hillenburg”
“The quality of the first three seasons of Spongebob are to blame for it’s decades-long cultural relevance. Stephen Hillenburg created a broad, optimistic universe without sacrificing any of his absurd sensibility, giving us art that could be loved and understood commonly. Tragic.”
The quality of the first three seasons of Spongebob are to blame for it’s decades-long cultural relevance. Stephen Hillenburg created a broad, optimistic universe without sacrificing any of his absurd sensibility, giving us art that could be loved and understood commonly. Tragic.
— Gabriel Gundacker (@gabegundacker) November 27, 2018
“Stephen Hillenburg is responsible for an immeasurable amount of happiness in my life. I don’t think the world ever fully appreciated how clever and creative his work is. Thanks for the smiles. 💛”
Growing up, Spongebob was by far my favorite show. It was hilarious and weird and filled with love and creativity. Thank you Stephen Hillenburg for the amazing thing you created. This kitchen will never ever be the same without you <3
— Ethan Nestor (@CrankGameplays) November 28, 2018
This is indeed a great loss, we are saddened by your demise.
Our thoughts and condolences are with your family members. Good night Steph!