Nickelodeon announced on Twitter that Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the iconic Nickelodeon cartoon “Spongebob Squarepants,” has died. He said he had been diagnosed with ALS in 2017.
💛 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