Stephen Hillenburg, the spiritual father of SpongeBob, died. That reported entertainmentmagazine Variety. Hillenburg was a year and a half ago, diagnosed with the disease.
‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ has become a world-renowned animatiefiguurtje, whose adventures in the sea by hundreds of thousands of children to be followed on the tube. The character was first seen in 1999 on channel Nickelodeon. The popular animated series brought two films: ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” in 2004 and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ in 2015. In June 2016, was ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical’ premiered. The piece won a prestigious Tony Award for Best Scenic Design.
Numerous well-known artists passed the revue as a soundtrack for the tv-series and movies of SpongeBob, such as Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Ween and The Shins. The late David Bowie said the voice of Lord Royal Highness in the episode ‘Atlantis SquarePantis’.
Creator Stephen Hillenburg was last year diagnosed with als and is there Monday succumbed at the age of 57. He wanted for as long as possible to work on his show. “Steve injected SpongeBob SquarePants with a unique humor and innocence that generations of children and families fun has provided,” says Nickelodeon in a statement. “Are original characters and world will serve as a reminder for values such as optimism, friendship and the unbridled power of the imagination.”