Died Creator of the animated series «spongebob Squarepants,» Stephen Hillenburg

© Photo : Carlos Cazurro Wigton Hillenburg. Archive photoDied Creator of the animated series «spongebob Squarepants,» Stephen Hillenburg© Photo : Carlos Cazurro Burgos

American animator, the Creator of the animated series «spongebob Squarepants,» Stephen Hillenburg died at the age of 57 years, informs edition Variety.

According to the newspaper, the cause of his death was disease of the Central nervous system — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. As reported by myself Hillenburg, the disease was diagnosed in March last year.

«We are sad to report the death of Stephen Hillenberg, the Creator of «Sponge Bob Squarepants». Today, we hold a minute of silence in memory of his life and work», — said in a Twitter channel Nickelodeon, which aired the television animated series about Sponge Bob, the first episode of which was published in may 1999.

Hillenburg began his career as an animator in 1987, several years worked as a marine biologist.

💛 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

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