A sad news hits the children's animation world: Stephen Hillenburg, creator of the Nickelodeon animated show "SpongeBob Squarepants", known in our country as SpongeBob, however, at the age of 57 years.
The news was confirmed by Nickelodeon on Twitter: "Today, we observe a moment of silence to honor his life and work."
Hil We are sorry to share the news of the passage of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Today, we observe a moment of silence to honor his life and work. ?
– Nickelodeon (@ Nickelodeon) November 27, 2018
Hillenburg revealed last year that he had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
At that time he told Variety that he intended to work on his show "as long as I can".
"Sponge Bob Square Pants" It was broadcast on Nickelodeon since 1999. The series of anthropomorphic marine fungus and its various friends living underwater sends in more than 200 countries and has been translated into more than 50 languages. He has won many awards during his career, including four Emmys.
Hillenburg won an Emmy Award especially at the beginning of the year for his work in the field of animation.