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Marine biologist, writer, and director best known for creating the highly popular Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.
He married Karen Hillenburg and they had a son named Clay together.
How did Stephen Hillenburg die?
Stephen Hillenburg's death was caused by Lou Gehrig's Disease.
|Cause of death||Lou Gehrig's Disease|
|Age of death||57 years|
|Birthday||August 21, 1961|
|Death date||November 26, 2018|
|Place of death||San Marino, California, United States|
|Place of burial||Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes scattered off the coast of Los Angeles County.|
SpongeBob represents idiocy. He is dumb. Patrick is dumb. Mr. Krabs is greedy. Squidward is a snob and vain.Stephen Hillenburg
One night, I was really beat; we worked really late and went to get food at some takeout place. And I leaned over against this gumball machine, just exhausted, and there was a SpongeBob looking back at me. And it’s just, like, ‘Oh, brother.’Stephen Hillenburg
I wanted to do a show about a character that was an innocent, and so I focused on a sea sponge because it’s a funny animal, a strange one.Stephen Hillenburg
I do think that the attitude of the show is about tolerance. Everybody is different, and the show embraces that. The character SpongeBob is an oddball. He’s kind of weird, but he’s kind of special.Stephen Hillenburg
I just kind of figured that the marine biology would be a career, and the art would be something I did for my own self-expression.Stephen Hillenburg