Bikini Bottom is in mourning: Goodbye Stephen Hillenburg

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The creator of the iconic SpongeBob SquarePants died at age 57 after he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease

Bikini Bottom is in mourning: Goodbye Stephen Hillenburg

Nickelodeon reported yesterday, November 27, that the creator of SpongeBob Stephem Hillenburg had passed away. The network, which has broadcast the cartoon since its inception in 1999, made the news public and regretted the fact.

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Immediately, thousands of fans of the series posted their tributes on social media to thank Hillenburg for all the laughter and fun that SpongeBob and his friends have produced.


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Celebrities such as David Hasselhoff have also paid tribute to the person in charge of making so many children and adults laugh. The actor, who appeared in the film of the 2004 cartoon, posted that Stephen had created a magnificent character.


For his part, the creator of the Magic Godfathers, Butch Hartman, called Hillenburg an immensely talented creator who will be deeply missed.


The series is known worldwide and according to CNN it is broadcast in 50 countries and has been translated IGNORE INTO 200 languages. SpongeBob has received 4 Emmys and is one of the most beloved cartoons for adults and children.


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