FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2015 file photo, SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg attends the world premiere of "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water" in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

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SpongeBob' creator dies at 57

SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

November 27, 2018 - 1:32 pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "SpongeBob SquarePants" creator Stephen Hillenburg has died at age 57.

Nickelodeon says Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as ALS.

Hillenburg conceived, wrote, produced and directed the animated series that began in 1999 and went on to spawn hundreds of episodes, movies and a Broadway show.

 

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