sponge Bob Square Pants creator Stephen Hillenburg, who led the after-life crazy sea world of Bikini-Botta to television, films and the stage, died at the age of 57 years. Hillenburg said last year that he was suffering from a neurodegenerative disease ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig Disease.
Hillenburg was a teacher of marine biology in Southern California when he began creating marine creatures as educational tools.
First episode sponge Bob Square PantsIt features a cheerful yellow sea sponge that lived in an underwater pineapple, and his friends Mr. Crabs, Larry Lobster, Patrick and their mug at Krusty Krab restaurant, broadcast on American television in May 1999.
The series went on to win several awards, released a series of side books, two Hollywood films and a Broadway musical. The television series was broadcast in more than 200 countries and was translated into more than 60 languages.