The inventor of the popular cartoon character "Spongebob Squarepants", Stephen Hillenberg, is dead. He died at age 57 after suffering from severe neuratathy.
He wrote the Kids Nickelodeon channel on Twitter: "We are tired to announce the death of Stephen Hillenburg, SpongeBob SquarePants inventor, today we have a record of silence to honor his life and work."
???? Stephen Hillenburg is the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Today, we are watching a minute of silence to honor his life and work. ????
Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) November 27, 2018
The children's channel was run in 1999, the first episode of Spongebob.
The former Hillenburg biology teacher invented the yellow figure of Spongebob in 1999, which was very fast with many fans.