Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018) was an American animator, cartoonist, and marine-biology teacher. He was the creator of the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–), which he also directed, produced, and wrote. It has gone on to become the fifth longest-running American animated series.

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On November 26th 2018, Hillenburg died at the age of 57 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which he had been diagnosed with a year prior.[1]

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