‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator
Loss of life Cert Shows
Ashes Unfold Below the Sea
12/6/2018 9:08 AM PST
Stephen Hillenburg — the creator of the hit Nickelodeon direct “SpongeBob SquarePants” — officially died of coronary heart failure due to his ALS, however the more attention-grabbing tidbit … his remains had been scattered at sea — and you gotta hope he’ll relaxation in Bikini Bottom.
According to Hillenburg’sdemise certificate— obtained by TMZ — the animator’s immediate motive of demise used to be cardiopulmonary failure due to ALS — the diagnosis which he publicly published in 2017. The doc additionally unearths that Hillenburg used to be cremated and his ashes had been scattered at sea — on the least 500 yards off the float of California, to be more particular.
As we reported … Hillenburgdied slack last monthafter battling the lethal illness for greater than a year. Nickelodeon known as him “a beloved pal and prolonged-time ingenious partner” and praised his seminal work on ‘SBSP’ as “a reminder of the worth of optimism, friendship and the limitless vitality of imagination.”
Hillenburg is survived by his wife and son. He used to be 57.