Fans are grieving the death of the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Nickelodeon tweeted Tuesday morning (quote) “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.”
Hillenburg revealed 18 months ago his terminal diagnosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Widely known as Lou Gehrig's disease, only half the patients survive three years beyond diagnosis. (The Hollywood Reporter)