Last year we learned that Stephen Hillenburg, creator of the world-famous sponge Bob, he suffered from ALS and yesterday the disease took his life at the age of 57 years.
“We are deeply hurt by the news of the death of Steve Hillenburg after losing the battle against the ELA,” Nickelodeon said in a statement. “He was a dear friend and a very creative partner for everyone on Nickelodeon, our hearts are now with his entire family.” Steve imbued SpongeBob with a unique sense of humor and an innocence that made generations of children and families enjoy themselves. all over the world, its original characters and the world of Bikini Bottom will remain as a reminder of the value of optimism, friendship and the unlimited power of the imagination. “
Hillenburg spent decades dedicated to the world of animation and his greatest creation was this animated character and all his friends, who have been a success in televisions around the world for years.