(Undated) — The creator of SpongeBob SquarePants has passed away. Fifty-seven-year-old Steven Hillenburg was diagnosed with ALS in March of last year and has reportedly died of complications of the disease. Nickelodeon tweeted sadness to hear of Hillenburg’s passing, and today the network would be observing a moment of silence to honor his life and his work. Hillenburg leaves behind his wife Karen and their son Clay.
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