How Stephen Hillenburg Died, Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Stephen Hillenburg reached the not so modest age of 57 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous Director.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

Information about the death of Stephen Hillenburg
Cause of deathLou Gehrig's Disease
Age of death57 years
ProfessionDirector
BirthdayAugust 21, 1961
Death dateNovember 26, 2018
Place of deathSan Marino, California, United States
Place of burialCremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes scattered off the coast of Los Angeles County.

Quotes

SpongeBob represents idiocy. He is dumb. Patrick is dumb. Mr. Krabs is greedy. Squidward is a snob and vain.

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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.’

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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.

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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.

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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.

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